Scalloped Sack-bearer
Lacosoma chiridota (Grt.)
Mimallonidae
Hodges 7659


July 25, 2007

Identification Covell, Moths of Eastern North America, Page 57. The moth is easily recognized by the deeply scalloped forewing with a hooked apex. The forewing is shaded with dark brown in males (warm yellowish to reddish brown in females, above). The post-median line and small reniform spot on the forewing is similar in both sexes. The male is considerably smaller than the female. The caterpillar host plant is oaks.

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