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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:
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 µm long
– sternal shield highly reduced, and sternal setae not on shield
– paranal setae anterior to anal opening, and postanal seta absent

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,
: 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.