Rhinoecius cooremani Strandtmann, 1952

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fig 72 (a). Rhinoecius cooremani female dorsal habitus.

Fig 72 (b). Rhinoecius cooremani female dorsum.

Fig 72 (c). Rhinoecius cooremani female venter.
 

North American host records:
Strigidae:
Strix nebulosa, Great Gray Owl (Knee et al. 2008)
Strix varia, Barred Owl (Strandtmann 1952; Pence 1973, 1975)

Diagnostic characteristics:
- subposterior pair of dorsal podosomal setae in unsclerotized integument just off posterior
margin of podosomal shield and much < 70 Ám long
- sternal shield highly reduced, and sternal setae not on shield
- paranal setae anterior to anal opening, and postanal seta absent

References:
Knee, W., Proctor, H., and Galloway, T. 2008. Survey of nasal mites (Rhinonyssidae, Ereynetidae,
        and Turbinoptidae) associated with birds in Alberta and Manitoba, Canada. Canadian Entomologist,
        140
: 364-379.

Pence, D.B. 1973. The nasal mites of birds from Louisiana. VI. New and
        additional records of Dermanyssids (Rhinonyssinae) with description of a
        new species. Journal of Parasitology, 59: 359-362.
Pence, D.B. 1975. Keys, species and host list, and bibliography for nasal mites of
        North American birds (Acarina: Rhinonyssinae, Turbinoptinae,
        Speleognathinae, and Cytoditidae). Special Publications of the Museum Texas
        Tech University, 8: 1-148.
Strandtmann, R.W. 1952. The mesostigmatic nasal mites of birds, III. New
        species of Rhinoecius from owls. Proceedings of the Entomological Society
        of Washington, 54: 205-216.

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