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Family Mimallonidae - Sack-bearer Moths

Scalloped Sack-bearer  - Lacosoma chiridota 7662  - Cicinnus melsheimeri    - Lacosoma arizonicum Moth from the gathering - Lacosoma chiridota Green & Yellow Caterpillar - Lacosoma chiridota MothHeavyBodied_04102015_TP - Cicinnus melsheimeri Lacosoma chiridota - male Melsheimer's Sack-bearer - Cicinnus melsheimeri
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Mimallonoidea (Sack-bearer Moths)
Family Mimallonidae (Sack-bearer Moths)
Numbers
Nearctica.com lists three genera (Cicinnus, Lacosoma, Naniteta) and four species for North America.
Size
Wingspan 2-5 cm
Life Cycle
Larvae build open-ended cases (sacks) in which they overwinter.
Print References
Covell, p. 57 (1)
Franclemont, J. G., 1973. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 20.1
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.