Size: Up to 1.5 inch wingspan
Key ID features: Above very dark brown with several white spots or bars on FW (bolder on female). Below deep brown-black with a few white spots near the tip of the FW. Below, HW has several white patches or bars, with a single spot close to wing base.
Similar species: Common Sootywing is smaller and darker, with white face.
Host plant: Fourwing saltbush (Atriplex canescens) and related shrubs.
Habitat: Hot, dry sage and alkali flats, often near waterbody.
Range: Southern half of Lake, Harney and Malheur counties.
Season: Late July to early August
Conservation Status: Secure