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Insect ID Clinic


Honey Bee Diagnostic Services

Amoeba Disease

Causative Agent: Amoeba


Life cycle:

  • Infects the malpighian tubules and prevents wastes from being filtered out of hemolymph
  • Most common in the spring


  • Typically found in association with Nosema and controlling Nosema normally takes care of both problems


Other Useful Sites:

References used:

Root, A. I. (1990) The ABC & XYZ of bee culture 40 th ed. A.I Root Co. Medina, OH.

Morse, R.A. & R. Nowogrodzki (eds). 1990. Honey bee pests, predators and diseases . Cornell University Press Ithaca , NY .

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April 3, 2008