Tropilaelaps mite Tropilaelaps spp. Delfinado & Baker (Arachnida: Mesostigmata: Laelapidae)

Figure 1. Adult female Tropilaelaps.Honey bees throughout the world are exposed to numerous pests, parasites, and pathogens. One such parasite is Tropilaelaps spp. Delfinado & Baker, an ectoparasitic mite that feeds on the hemolymph of developing honey bees. Four species of Tropilaelaps have been identified and characterized. This 4-page fact sheet was written by Ashley N. Mortensen, Sarah Burleson, Gunasegaran Chelliah, Ken Johnson, Daniel R. Schmehl, and Jamie D. Ellis, and published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, October 2014. (Photo credit: Pest and Diseases Image Library,

IPM146/IN849 Guidelines for Purchasing and Using Commercial Natural Enemies and Biopesticides

IPM146, a 18-page illustrated fact sheet by Norman C. Leppla and Kenneth L. Johnson II, serves as a guide to select, purchase and use commercially available natural enemies and biopesticides to manage accurately diagnosed pest problems. It contains a list of sources and multiple tables with information about pest problems, available natural enemies and biopesticides, and commercial suppliers. Published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, May 2010.