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Species Lacosoma arizonicum - Hodges#7660

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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 Lacosoma
Species arizonicum (Lacosoma arizonicum - Hodges#7660)
Hodges Number
7660
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lacosoma arizonicum Dyar, 1898 (1), (2)
Size
Wingspan about 29 mm. (1)
Identification
Dyar (1898) original description is available in PDF or view online in the print references below. (1)
Range
Arizona. (3), (4)
Holotype collected in USA: Arizona, Chiricahua Mts. (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
The adults appear to be most common from June to August. (3)
Food
The larval host is Quercus L. (oak). (5)
Life Cycle
Caterpillars form sacks of leaves and silk to hide in for protection. (6)
Remarks
There are four sack-bearer moths found north of Mexico. (6)
See Also

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Compare to other related species on the archived photos of living moths and pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Comstock, J.H., 1933. An Introduction to Entomology. The Comstock Publishing Co. : 712. (4)
Dyar, H.G., 1898. New American moths and synonymical notes. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 6(1): 44. (1)
Franclemont, J.G., 1973. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 20.1. E.W. Classey Ltd. & R.B.D. Publications Inc.: 10; pl. 3, figs. 1-2. (2)
Works Cited
1.New American moths and synonymical notes
Harrison G. Dyar. 1898. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 6(1): 33-44.
2.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 20.1. Mimallonoidea (Mimallonidae) and Bombycoidea.....
J. G. Franclemont. 1973. E.W. Classey Ltd. & R.B.D. Publications Inc.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.An Introduction to Entomology
John Henry Comstock. 1933. The Comstock publishing Co.
5.Moths of Southeast Arizona
6.Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2005. Princeton University Press.
7.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems