Tropilaelaps spp. (Mesostigmata; Laelapidae) - T. clareae belongs to the tracheal mites and naturally infests A. dorsata colonies. T. clareae is not able to life longer than a few days on adult honey bees, but they are able to infest up to 90% of the brood.  The infestation of T. clareae on A. mellifera colonies leads to severe damage, that are similar to those of Varroa destructor.  Besides T. clarae, other tropilaelaps species, namely T. mercedesae and T. koenigerum' are native to Asia. 
Ethiopia: There is no information about a possible presence of Tropilaelaps spp. in Ethiopia.
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