Bee Louse


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Related to Bee Louse: varroa, Varroa mite
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Bee Louse

 

(Braula coeca), a wingless parasitic insect of the family Braulidae of the order Diptera. The body (1-1.5 mm long) is red-brown and covered with black bristles; the head is large and broad. The legs are short and equipped with crested claws. The insect is a parasite of domestic bees, mainly the queen and drones; it causes a disease called braulosis.

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