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Family Mimallonidae - Sack-bearer Moths

scalloped sack-bearer (Lacosoma chiridota) - Lacosoma chiridota - male Scalloped Sack-bearer - Lacosoma chiridota caterpillar - Lacosoma chiridota Brown - Lacosoma chiridota Melsheimer's Sack-bearer - Cicinnus melsheimeri Black oak leaf tier (?) Lacosoma chiridota Lacosoma chiridota - female
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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 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)
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.