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Family Mimallonidae - Sack-bearers

Scalloped Sack-bearer - Lacosoma chiridota - female top and bottom - Lacosoma chiridota Scalloped Sack-bearer Moth - Hodges #7659 - Lacosoma chiridota Lacosoma chirodota - Lacosoma chiridota Lacosoma chiridota - female MothHeavyBodied_04102015_TP - Cicinnus melsheimeri Lacosoma chiridota - male Lacosoma chiridota - male
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
No Taxon (Moths)
Superfamily Mimallonoidea
Family Mimallonidae (Sack-bearers)
Numbers lists three genera (Cicinnus, Lacosoma, Naniteta) and four species for North America.
Wingspan 2-5 cm
Life Cycle
Larvae build open-ended cases (sacks) in which they overwinter.
Print References
Covell, p. 57 (1)
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.