AKA Lycaena editha
Size: 1.1 - 1.25 inches wingspan
Key ID features: Female above gray-brown with black spots and orange "arches" along upper HW trailing margin. Male above gray, with only a few small spots along HW trailing margin. Below HW grayish brown with brown spots outlined with darker brown, and submarginal white band. Female with darker, bolder spots on VFW and bolder orange line along VHW trailing margin.
Similar species: Great Copper is larger, dorasl ground color often lighter, and HW spots smaller and further apart. Great Copper often has a more noticeable tale.
Host plant: Dock (Rumex) species and Knotweeks (Polygonum).
Habitat: Meadows, open areas along streams, roadsides.
Range: Widespread in Siskiyou Mtns, Klamath Mtns, Warner Mtns, Southern Cascade Mtns, Ochoco Mtns, Blue Mtns. Wallowa Mtns.
Season: Mid-June to early September
Conservation Status: Secure