The PEDIGREE of
Varroa destructor

 
     (honeybee parasite which carries the deformed-wing virus, which in turn is probably responsible for honeybee colony collapse disorder)

 "Child(ren)":       Virus-Infected Parasitic Mite
 poss. "Partner(s)":       Deformed-Wing Virus
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/-- Supraphylum Panarthropoda   +====> [ 67]
/-- Phylum Arthropoda
/-- Subphylum Arachnomorpha
/-- Infraphylum Chelicerata (Arachnids & Horseshoe Crabs)
/-- Class Arachnida (Spiders & Scorpions)
/-- Subclass Acarina (Mites & Ticks)
/-- Clade of Parasitiformes & Opilioacariformes
/-- Superorder Parasitiformes (Mites & Ticks)
/-- Order Mesostigmata (Free-living mites & kin)
/-- Suborder Monogynaspida
/-- Infraorder Dermanyssina
/-- Superfamily Dermanyssoidea (Bird mites & kin)
/-- Family Laelapidae (Bee predator Mites, etc.)
/-- Family Varroidae
/-- Genus Varroa (Honeybee Parasite Mite)
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- Varroa destructor
 

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