Logging the genetic samples in a mite
database revealed that D.
hoesei, a mite
that is known to occur in association with many species of host mussels throughout North America, has revealed a high degree of genetic differentiation.
They stick to the outside of a mite
, grow inside it and then burst.
Every honey bee, with the exception of the European honey bee, has a mite
that attacks the larval stage," says Burgett.
Unfortunately, we do not have data with regards to the sex of the harvestmen for 2003, but for Summer 2004 only 2 females (out of 173) had a mite
and no males (out of 195) were infected.