© 2018-20 by Neil Henning Björklund

Light Peak, Warner Mtns, Lake Co, July 14

Ridings'

Satyr

Neominois ridingsii

Size: Up to 2 inch wingspan

Key ID features: Above sandy gray-brown with elongated light tan to white patches on FW containing black eyespots with white centers. Sometimes one small eyespot on HW above. Below similar to above, but with HW having a more grizzled look crossed by zigzag dark lines and light vein lines. Very cryptic and difficult to spot when perched with wings closed.

Similar species: None.

Host plant: Grasses, but no specific species identified in Oregon.

Habitat: Grassy habitats including sage-steppe, plateaus, montane meadows and dry hillsides.   

Range: Millican Flats area near Pine Mtn in Crook and Deschutes counties, Light Peak in Warner Mtns, Pueblo Mtns, Trout Creek Mtns.

Season: Late June to mid-August

Abundance: Uncommon 

 

Conservation Status: Secure