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Family Mimallonidae - Sack-bearers

Scalloped Sack-bearer Moth  - Lacosoma chiridota - male Scalloped Sack-bearer  - Lacosoma chiridota Scalloped Sack-bearer - Lacosoma chiridota Scalloped Sack-bearer - Lacosoma chiridota Lacosoma chiridota Moth? - Cicinnus melsheimeri Hodges #7659 - Scalloped Sack-bearer - Lacosoma chiridota - male Lacosoma chiridota
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Classification
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
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)
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.