Varroa destructor world collection

This world map shows the sampling locations in which honey bee mites specimens were already collected or soon to be collected. The ongoing collection aims to cover as many regions as possible in order to study the biogeography of Varroa destructor and reconstruct its roads of invasion, using whole genome sequencing.

potential contact for samples

sampling in progress

samples received at the lab

Map raster shows the spread of Varroa destructor according to history records reported from Wilfert et al. 2016: recent (yellow) to old (red). Light grey represents incomplete data, and dark grey, absence.

We are grateful to everyone who contributed samples to this project. Our work would not be possible without your help.

Ecology and Evolution lab, Okinawa Institute of Sciences and Technology