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Varroa Pop

    Varroa Pop simulates the growth of Varroa mite population in honey bee colonies. The program demonstratres how Varroa mites influence colony population growth throughout the year. You can change many factors through the menus in the model such as the initial population size, queen egg laying potential, and mite reproduction rates, so you can see how these factors influence both colony and mite population growth. We hope that the model will help you understand the interactions between the honey bee and mite populations and provide insights on how best to control Varroa in colonies.

    De novo transcriptome assembly and annotations for wheat curl mite (Aceria tosichella)

      To study the impact of wheat streak mosaic virus on global gene expression in wheat curl mite, we generated a de novo transcriptome assembly using 50 x 50 paired end reads from the Illumina HiSeq 2500. Reads were assembled using Trinity (version 2.0.6) and contigs greater than 200 nt were retained. All assembled transcripts were annotated using the Trinotate pipeline using blastp searches against the Swiss-prot/Uni-Prot database, blastx searches against the Swiss-prot/Uni-Prot databases, HMM searches against the Pfam-A database, blastp searches against the non-redundant protein database, and signalP and tmHMM predictions. To reduce noise from low abundance transcripts not well supported by the data, we filtered the assembly to retain only those transcripts with TPM values >=0.5.

      Insect Images: The Source for Entomology Photos

        A joint project of The University of Georgia - Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - Department of Entomology, Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health, Georgia Museum of Natural History, The Entomology Society of America and USDA Identification Technology Program, [Insect Images](https://www.insectimages.org/) image categories include: Insect Orders: Hymenoptera; Coleoptera; Hemiptera; Lepidoptera; Blattodea; Odonata; Dermaptera; Diptera; Orthoptera; Neuroptera; Phthiraptera; Mantodea; Thysanura; Isoptera; Thysanoptera; Phasmatoptera; and Related Organisms.

        Flat Mites of the World

          Flat Mites of the World provides a portal to a variety of keys, images, and fact sheets to help support identification of this diverse, potentially destructive group of mites.

          i5K Workspace@NAL

            The i5k Workspace @ NAL is a platform for communities around ‘orphaned’ arthropod genome projects to access, visualize, curate and disseminate their data.

            U.S. National Insect Collection Database

              This subset of the U.S. National Insects Collection, which is primarly housed by the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, comprises the Coccomorpha (scale insects), Aphidomorpha (aphids), Alyrodomorpha (whiteflies), Psyllomorpha (psyllids), Thysanoptera (thrips), and Acari (mites) collections. Information about the Aphidomorpha (Aphididae, Adelgidae, and Phylloxeridae) samples is available through this database.