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

Identifying Characteristics [-]
This species can be identified from a good image or any specimen. The wingspan ranges from 35-50 mm. Pictures must show grayish-brown wings with orange shading and black dusting. The forewings also have a dark grayish reniform spot. A key feature is the hooked apex of the forewing (Covell 1984).
Melsheimer's Sack Bearer Images
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The Best Time to See
The adults occur for a few weeks in the late spring and early summer. They usually begin to appear around the first week of June.
J F M A M J J A S O N D
Present Reproducing Larvae present and active
The time of year you would expect to find Melsheimer's Sack Bearer present (blue shading), reproducing (green shading) and larvae present and active (orange shading) in New York.