International Journal of Acarology
Two new phoretic mites, Sennertia shimanukii and S. faini are described from specimens found in a sample of dead honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) from Guatemala. The bees were parasitized by a conopid fly (Physocephala sp.) with the conopid larva present either in the abdomen or in the thorax of the bee. Acarapis dorsalis Morganthaler and Tyrophagus putrescentiae (Schrank) were found also in the bee sample and are reported as new distribution records from Central America. The honey bee is a new host record of the genus Sennertia, a phoretic associate of carpenter bees (Xylocopidae).
Baker, Edward W. and Delfinado-Baker, Mercedes, "New Mites (Sennertia: Chaetodactylidae) Phoretic on Honey Bees (Apis Mellifera L.) in Guatemala" (1983). An. Paper 257.
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