AKA Lycaena mariposa
Size: 1 - 1.25 inches wingspan
Key ID features: Male above brown with purple iridescence when fresh. Female above bright orange with black spots and borders. HW below silver-gray like weathered wood with black chevrons. FW below orange-brown with black spots, gray-brown border, submarginal row of black chevrons bordered in white.
Similar species: Silver-gray HW below is distinctive, lacking spots or orange.
Host plant: Huckleberries (Vaccinium).
Habitat: Mountain meadows, sunny roadsides, lake edges.
Range: Cascade Range, Ochoco Mtns, Blue Mtns, Wallowas Mtns.
Season: Late May to late September
Conservation Status: Secure