Size: 1.0 - 1.25 inches wingspan
Key ID features: Above both sexes grayish brown. Below shades of reddish-brown with variable amount of lighter overscaling giving a somewhat frosted look, sometimes with shades of lavender. Broken white median line, stronger on HW. No tails.
Similar species: Hoary Elfin has much stronger frosted look between trailing margin and postmedian line.
Host plant: Several species of Stonecrop (Sedum).
Habitat: Rocky slopes and ridges, canyon side slopes, stony flats, buttes, cliffs at oceanside.
Range: Northern Cascades Range, Siskiyou Mtns, Ochocos, Blue Mtns.
Season: Mid-February to mid-July
Conservation Status: Secure