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Species Cicinnus chambersi - Chambers' Sack-bearer Moth - Hodges#7662.1

Cicinnus melsheimeri - Cicinnus chambersi - female Cicinnus melsheimeri - Cicinnus chambersi - female Melsheimer's Sack-bearer Moth? - Cicinnus chambersi - female Melsheimer's Sack-bearer Moth? - Cicinnus chambersi - female Melsheimer's Sack-bearer Moth? - Cicinnus chambersi - female Cicinnus chambersi - female
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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)
Genus Cicinnus
Species chambersi (Chambers' Sack-bearer Moth - Hodges#7662.1)
Hodges Number
7662.1
Size
Male: forewing length: 20–22 mm; wingspan: 39–45 mm
Female: forewing length: 28 mm; wingspan: 60 mm
Identification
The only Cicinnus known to occur in southern Arizona, but can be distinguished from the other Cicinnus found in the USA, C. melsheimeri, by the acuter angle of the postmedial line near the apex of the wing, the usually more sharply hooked forewing apex, and a more homogenous sandy beige-pink coloration overall.
Range
Definitively known only from Southern Arizona, but undoubtedly occurs in northwestern Mexico. In fact, this species likely only recently became established in the USA.
Habitat
Oak-dominated habitat in the sky island mountain ranges, from elevations of 1,155 m to 1,828 m.
Season
The monsoon season: early July to early August
Food
Unknown
Life Cycle
Unknown
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