Fig 71 (a). Rhinoecius aegolii female dorsal habitus.

Fig 71 (b). Rhinoecius aegolii female dorum.

Fig 71 (c). Rhinoecius aegolii female venter.
 

North American host records:
Strigidae:
Aegolius funereus, Boreal Owl(Knee et al. 2008) (has been recorded from A. funereus in Russia by Butenko (1984))
Aegolius acadicus, Northern Saw-whet Owl (Knee et al. 2008)

Diagnostic characteristics:
– subposterior pair of dorsal podosomal setae on posterior margin of podosomal shield and very long, at least 70 µm long
– sternal shield absent
– paranal setae at level with anal opening, and postanal seta absent

References:
Butenko, O.M. 1971. A summary of the knowledge of the nasal mites of birds of the Okskii Reserve Area. Trudy
        Okskogo Gosudarstvennogo Zapovednika, 8: 204-223.
Butenko, O.M. 1984. Non-passerine nasal mites of Russia. Zool. Inst. Acad. Sciences (St. Petersburg). 187pp.
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.

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