First detection of small hive beetle Aethina tumida Murray (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) infesting eastern honeybee, Apis cerana Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Apidae), in China

Hongxia Zhao, Sa Yang, Jiali Liu, Wenzhong Huang, Conghui Ji, Qin Ren, Xiaoshan Xia, Chunsheng Hou


We report the infestation of small hive beetle, Aethina tumida, in a honeybee, Apis cerana, in South China. This is the first record for domestic Chinese honey bee infested with small hive beetle.


Aethina tumida, small hive beetle, Asian honeybee, Apis cerana, China

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