- 日本応用動物昆虫学会誌 (ISSN:00214914)
- vol.44, no.1, pp.47-50, 2000-02-25
The endoparasitic mite Locustacarus buchneri Stammer 1951 (Podapolipidae) was found in commercially introduced colonies of the European bumblebee, Bombus terrestris. The average infestation rate of colonies (n=367) from the Netherlands and Belgium was 20%. Urgent investigation of the infectivity and pathogenicity of this mite to Japanese native bumblebees and the geographic distribution of this mite in Japan is required.