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Family Mimallonidae - Sack-bearer Moths

Scalloped Sack-bearer Moth - Hodges #7659 - Lacosoma chiridota - male Lacosoma chiridota #7659 - Lacosoma chiridota - male Melsheimer's Sack-bearer Moth - Cicinnus melsheimeri Cicinnus melsheimeri - Melsheimer's Sack-bearer Moth - Hodges#7662- formal id request - Cicinnus melsheimeri Scalloped Sack-bearer Moth - Hodges #7659 - Lacosoma chiridota Melsheimer's Sack-bearer Moth  - Cicinnus melsheimeri Lacosoma chiridota larva seconds after hatching.  - Lacosoma chiridota Larva Day 16 - Lacosoma arizonicum
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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)
Numbers
There are two genera (Cicinnus and Lacosoma) and four species for North America according to a recent reclassification of taxa in the family.
Size
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.