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General Description of the Bee Mite Genus Locustacarus

The genus includes three species. Locustacarus trachealis and L. masoni Husband, 1974 occur in the respiratory system of their orthopteran hosts apparently piercing the tracheal walls to feed. Locustacarus buchneri is an internal parasite of bumblebees (Husband, 1974; Husband and Sinha, 1970).


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Source: Bee-Associated Mites of the World

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