Vestnik zoologii, 38(5): 57–66, 2004© I. A. Akimov, S. V. Benedyk, L. M. Zaloznaya, 2004 COMPLEX ANALYSIS OF MORPHOLOGICALCHARACTERS OF GAMASID MITEVARROA DESTRUCTOR (PARASITIFORMES, VARROIDAE) I. A. Akimov, S. V. Benedyk, L. M. Zaloznaya Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS Ukraine,vul. B. Khmelnits'kogo, 15, Kyiv, 01601 Ukraine Accepted 23 October 2003 Complex Analysis of Morphological Characters of Gamasid Mite Varroa destructor (Parasitiformes, Var-roidae). Akimov I. A., Benedyk S. V., Zaloznaya L. M. — The study of seasonal variability of miteV. destructor was carried out. The summer generation of mites appears to be characterized by the largestmorphological variability whereas the winter one has stable characters. We failed to evolve the complexof morphological characters that would allow us to identify, with high level of reliability, certainphenotype of the mite. Significant stability of morphological characters of V. destructor in the course oftime was determined. The mean values of the length and width of the body allow to consider theUkrainian population of Varroa mite, which parasitize the honey bee Apis mellifera Linnaeus, as theKorean haplotype of Varroa destructor Anderson et Trueman, 2000.