Biology of the Bee Mite Species Pyemotes tritici
(1) high reproductive potential;
(2) short life-cycle (4-7 days);
(3) no intermediate hosts or food sources required-- all development occurs within the opisthosomal sac of the adult female and all offspring are born live as sexually mature adults;
(4) only females are parasitic and represent about 90-95% of the population;
(5) females mate immediately at birth and begin host-seeking activity;
(6) populations are easily reared and synchronized in the laboratory; and (7) they are cosmopolitan in distribution.
Distribution of the Bee Mite Species Pyemotes tritici
Host Associations of the Bee Mite Species Pyemotes tritici
Management of the Bee Mite Species Pyemotes tritici
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