Size: Up to 1.25 inch wingspan
Key ID features: Above, bright tan-orange, dark wing borders fade into orange. Below dark gray-green with disjointed white spot band, with lowest white patch on outer band dramatically displaced inwardly.
Similar species: Juba and Western Branded skippers also have the lowest white spot in the outer band displaced inwardly, but not nearly as much.
Host plant: Grass species, including western needlegrass (Achnatherum occidentale).
Habitat: Sage-steppe plateaus, and ridge and peak summits, usually above 4500 feet.
Range: Warner Mtns, Baker County, north end of Malheur County, south portion of Grant, Crook and Deschutes counties.
Season: Early May to late July
Abundance: Locally common
Conservation Status: Secure