Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Reddish brown, occasionally with faint spiracular patches or stripe; without prominent warting, but creased and with numerous low swellings especially along sides, gradually thickening to back. Head rounded, mottled with blacks, grays, and tans; antennae long. Apical portion of claws darkened. Two other Caripeta also occur on conifers in the East; also similar to large purplish gray (Anacamptodes vellivolata) it has crochets in 1 group, whereas Caripeta has crochets arranged in 2 groups. Food: pines and spruces. Caterpillar: July to October; 1 or 2 generations.