Cooperative Economic Insect Report
Parascutacarus __dicus, a new genus and species of the family Scutacaridae, is described from a bumble bee collected at Kanda Ghat, Himachi Pradesh, India, during a PL-480 pollination study. Although nothing is known of its relationship with the bee host, it is reasonable to suppose that it either parasitizes the larvae or lives as a scavenger on the food stored by the bee.
Baker, Edward W. and Delfinado, Mercedes D., "A New Genus of Scutacaridae (Acarina) on a Bumble Bee from India" (1975). An. Paper 256.
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