New York Natural Heritage Program
Melsheimer's Sack Bearer
Cicinnus melsheimeri (Harris, 1841)
Insects

New York State Distribution [-]
This species is historically recorded from the Hempstead Plains and Yaphank. One extant occurrence is known from Southampton, Long Island.

Global Distribution [-]
Melsheimer's Sack Bearer is found from Massachusetts and southern Ontario south to Florida and west to Wisconsin and Texas. It feeds on oaks and is common in sandy oak-pine barrens habitat. Northward, it prefers to feed on scrub oak.
Best Places to See
• Dwarf pine barrens (Suffolk County)