AKA Lycaena arota
Size: 0.75- 1.25 inches wingspan
Key ID features: Coppery brown above. Small white-tipped tails on HW. Below HW is boldly marked with spots, chevrons, a white band and black spots circled with white, against gray-brown background.
Similar species: No other coppers have tails.
Host plant: Currants and gooseberries.
Habitat: Moist meadows, canyons, mountain canyons.
Range: Siskiyou Mtns, Southern Cascade Mtns, Klamath Mtns, Warner Mtns, central Willamette Valley.
Season: Mid-June to late September
Abundance: Locally common
Conservation Status: Secure