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

Abstract


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.


Keywords


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

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v67i1.4381

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