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Mimallonidae
830004.007662Cicinnus melsheimeri (Harris, 1841) – Melsheimer's Sack-bearer Moth

Carol Wolf
Distribution: Type locality: Dover, York Co., PA.
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Synonymy: Saccophora melsheimeri Harris, in: Doubleday, 1841
Arhodia egenaria Walker, 1866
Perophora melsheimerii Harris, 1841
Cicinnus primolus Schaus, 1928
References
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Franclemont, J. G., 1973. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 20.1: p. 12; pl. 3.6-8. order
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 37.8m; p. 232. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • St Laurent, R.A., L.E. Reeves & A.Y. Kawahara, 2020. Cicinnus chambersi: a new species of sack-bearer moth (Lepidoptera, Mimallonidae, Cicinninae) from southeastern Arizona, USA.. ZooKeys, 931: 49-71.
Cicinnus melsheimeri
Carol Wolf
Cicinnus melsheimeri
Machele White
Cicinnus melsheimeri
Jason Dombroskie
Cicinnus melsheimeri
LG – Jim Troubridge
Cicinnus melsheimeri
35mm – Jim Vargo
Cicinnus melsheimeri
McGuire Center LG

Cicinnus melsheimeri
McGuire Center LG

Cicinnus melsheimeri
Teresa Moody LG
larval stage overwintering in oak leaf case
Cicinnus melsheimeri
Teresa Moody LG
larval stage overwintering in oak leaf case
Cicinnus melsheimeri
Teresa Moody LG
oak leaf case

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