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scientific name    Caripeta angustiorata    

common name     Oblique Girdle, Brown Pine Looper

Dry coniferous and mixedwood forests and woodlands.

In Alberta adults fly from mid June to late July.

As in other Caripeta species, the broad dark median band is bordered with white, with a conspicuous white discal spot. Unlike other Caripeta, however, the dark forewing margin is two-toned, the dark rust-brown border shaded with speckled grey.

life history
The larvae are variably mottled brown and bumpy, closely resembling the conifer twigs on which they live. The pupa overwinters (Wagner et al. 2001). Adults are nocturnal and come to light.

Not of concern.

diet info
Larvae strongly prefer pines (Pinus spp.), but occasionally feed on other conifers (Prentice 1963).

BC to Newfoundland, south to NE and the Carolinas (McGuffin 1987, Wagner et al. 2001).

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