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Does any know of other hosts than Apis mellifera Linnaeus for the Beelouse, Braula coeca Nitzsch?
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The Manual of Nearctic Diptera only mentions 'honeybees', without citing the scientific name of the honeybee.
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I don't know of any references, but I think it is probable that at least one of the eight Braula or Megabraula species occurs on Apis cerana which is also a domesticated species of honeybee. There are other undomesticated Apis species, and Braula must have evolved in undomesticated bees, so I think they will be found in those too.
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