TitleFile:Female Varroa destructor on the head of a bee nymph (5048727154).jpg
An adult female of Varroa destructor, a mite parasiting the domestic bee (honeybee - Apis mellifera). Frontal view, on the head of a bee nymph. With thanks to the people working at the "CARI" (bee research center) who provided the infested bees.  Scale : mite width ~ 2 mm  Technical settings :   - focus stack of 53 images  - microscope objective (Nikon achromatic 10x 160/0.25) on 30mm extension (just the adapter)
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photographerGilles San Martin from Namur, Belgium
providerWikimedia Commons
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith