Size: 1.0 - 1.25 inches wingspan
Key ID features: Above both sexes brown or orangish brown (females), unmarked. Below HW violet to pink scaling over brown, usually two-toned with basal half somewhat darker, rarely with irregular median line, and sometimes light submarginal spot band.
Similar species: Thicket HS has prominent "W" in white median line, is blue above, and submarginal spots on HW run entire length of trailing margin.
Host plant: Wide range of plants including salal, madrone, manzanita, huckleberry, and many others.
Habitat: Pine-oak woodlands, manzanita and salal thickets, sage-steppe, roadside seeps.
Range: Most of Oregon except dry bottomlands east of the Cascade Range.
Season: Mid-February to Late July
Conservation Status: Secure