Size: Up to 1 inch wingspan
Key ID features: Tiny and difficult to see until perched. Above, dark brown with a few white spots at leading edge near wingtip, fringes often checked. Below dark brownish gray, with gray frosted look in outer half of HW.
Similar species: Darker and more marked than Dun Skipper, and more triangular shape. Common Sootywing has more white spots above and white face.
Host plant: Many grass species.
Habitat: Roadsides, and other warm, sunny sites, often near water.
Range: Cascade Range, north Coast Range, Ochoco Mtns, Blue Mtns, Wallowa Mtns.
Season: Late April to late August
Conservation Status: Secure