Species Details

Caripeta aequaliaria

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Common NameRed Girdle SeasonalityNo Alberta data available; flies September - October in BC. IdentificationA bright, rust-brown geometrid with a large white forewing discal spot. The forewing margin has a series of arrow-shaped streaks, unlike our other Caripeta species.

Scientific Name Caripeta aequaliaria Common Name Red Girdle Habitat Montane coniferous woodland. Seasonality No Alberta data available; flies September - October in BC. Identification A bright, rust-brown geometrid with a large white forewing discal spot. The forewing margin has a series of arrow-shaped streaks, unlike our other Caripeta species. Life History
There are two distinct larval colour forms, the more common one being variable dark brown to pale grey. The second form is rusty brown with a broken dorsal cream-yellow stripe and yellow lateral spots. (Duncan 2003).…
There are two distinct larval colour forms, the more common one being variable dark brown to pale grey. The second form is rusty brown with a broken dorsal cream-yellow stripe and yellow lateral spots. (Duncan 2003). McGuffin (1987) erroneously suggests the moth flies from June to August; however, Duncan (2003) states that the egg overwinters, larvae develop throughout the spring and early summer with adults emerging from September to October.
Conservation Not of concern. Diet Info Caterpillars prefer Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), but also use pines (Pinus spp.) (Prentice 1963). Range A western species, occurring from southern BC and westernmost Alberta southward (McGuffin 1987).

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"Species Details - Caripeta aequaliaria, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-3989. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Authorship

Name Schmidt, B. C.
Role species page author
Date 2003-08

Specimen Information

There are 10 specimens of this Species.

10 results plotted on map in 7 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM99124 - Caripeta aequaliaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Genelle Collected ByJanz, L. Date Collected1991-07-14

UASM99125 - Caripeta aequaliaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Cranbrook Collected ByJanz, L. Date Collected1992-06-09

UASM110977 - Caripeta aequaliaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Waterton Lakes National Park Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected2005-07-07

JD2929 - Caripeta aequaliaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: California, Bass Lake Collected ByDombroskie, J. J. et al Date Collected2007-07-10

UASM187546 - Caripeta aequaliaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Cranbrook Collected ByJanz, L. Date Collected1993-06-10

UASM187547 - Caripeta aequaliaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Cranbrook Collected ByJanz, L. Date Collected1996-06-24

UASM187548 - Caripeta aequaliaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Cranbrook Collected ByJanz, L. Date Collected1991-08-11

UASM187549 - Caripeta aequaliaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Cranbrook Collected ByJanz, L. Date Collected1991-08-11

UASM187550 - Caripeta aequaliaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: California, Sierra National Forest Collected ByDombroskie, J. J. et al Date Collected2007-07-10

JD6515 - Caripeta aequaliaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Fort Steele Collected ByDombroskie, J. J.; Brunet, B. Date Collected2009-06-16

Adult Seasonal Distribution