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Genus Caripeta

Gray Spruce Looper - Caripeta divisata Caripeta suffusata Caripeta aretaria moth - Caripeta aequaliaria - female Caripeta piniata - male Caripeta hilumaria  - Caripeta hilumaria - male gold yellow moth - Caripeta angustiorata - male moth - Caripeta piniata - male
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Geometroidea (Geometrid and Swallowtail Moths)
Family Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Subfamily Ennominae
Tribe Ourapterygini
Genus Caripeta
Numbers
13 species in North America (nearctica.com)
4 species in Canada (CBIF)
Size
wingspan 35-40 mm, based on images shown at CBIF
Range
throughout US and southern Canada
Internet References
pinned adult images of all 4 species occurring in Canada (CBIF)