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Species Caripeta interalbicans - Hodges#6866

Red and white moth - Caripeta interalbicans
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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
Species interalbicans (Caripeta interalbicans - Hodges#6866)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Caripeta interalbicans Warren, 1904
Warren (1904) listed the wingspan 44 mm.
Southwestern states north to Utah. (1), (2), (3), (4)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
The main flight is June to August. (3)
A note by Ferguson in the Smithsonian collection states that Caripeta aequaliaria and Caripeta interalbicans are the same species
Franclemont collected larvae that he considered Caripeta aequaliaria, but Caripeta aequaliaria is known to have two larval forms.
See Also
Caripeta aequaliaria, with the more dentate antemedial line
Print References
Warren, W. 1904. New American Thyrididae, Uraniidae and Geometridae. Novitates Zoologicae 11: 135.
Internet References