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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"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 08 Dec. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Geometroidea Family Geometridae Subfamily Ennominae Tribe Ourapterygini Genus Caripeta Species Caripeta aequaliaria
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum