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Species Cicinnus melsheimeri - Melsheimer's Sack-bearer Moth - Hodges#7662

Melsheimer's Sack-bearer - Cicinnus melsheimeri - female Melsheimer's Sack Bearer - Cicinnus melsheimeri - male Lychnosea intermicata? - Cicinnus melsheimeri FBM - Cicinnus melsheimeri - male Beautiful pale pink moth that just came to moth cloth.  ID help, please. - Cicinnus melsheimeri - female Cicinnus melsheimeri Cicinnus melsheimeri Unknown moth - 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)
Genus Cicinnus
Species melsheimeri (Melsheimer's Sack-bearer Moth - Hodges#7662)
Hodges Number
7662
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Saccophora melsheimeri Harris, 1841
Perophora melsheimeri Harris, 1841
Explanation of Names
Patronym for the Melsheimer Family.
Numbers
One sp. n. of Mexico
Size
wingspan about 35 mm, based on Moth Photographers Group specimen
Range
Widespread across North America
Habitat
Sandplain pitch pine–scrub oak barrens, especially in scrub oak thickets in the northeast. (Wagner et al. 2003)
Food
Quercus
Remarks
Type Locality: Dover, York Co., Pennsylvania
Print References
Harris, T.W. 1841. A report on the insects of Massachusetts injurious to vegetation. Rep. Insects Mass. injurious to Vegetation. 459 pp.
Wagner, D.L., M.W. Nelson, and D.F. Schweitzer. 2003. Shrubland Lepidoptera of southern New England and southeastern New York: ecology, conservation, and management. For. Ecol. & Mgmt. 185: 95-112.
Internet References
Dorso, verso - James K. Adams, Georgia Leps, Dalton State