A reddish-brown, oval mite (Varroa destructor) that parasitizes honeybees and can cause the death of colonies.
Origin of varroaNew Latin Varroa genus name afterMarcus Terentius Varro
- (beekeeping, chiefly New Zealand) Infestation with the mite Varroa destructor, or the disease caused by such mites
- These bees are resistant to varroa.
From the genus name Varroa