Size: Up to 1 inch wingspan
Key ID features: Compact, rounded wings. Above orange and brown, males with small stigmata. HW below brown with neat arc of yellow bars forming a curved band, and one or two additional light spots near wing base.
Similar species: HW pattern below is somewhat similar to Sonoran Skipper, which has longer, narrower wings and HW spots that are more rounded and less distinct.
Host plant: Grass species, especially fescues, including Idaho fescue (Festuca idahoensis), red fescue (Festuca rubra) and Roemer's fescue (Festuca roemeri).
Habitat: Ponderosa pine openings, Ceanothus patches.
Range: Coastal Curry County, Cascade Siskiyou National Monument.
Season: Mid-May to early August
Conservation Status: Federal Species of Concern; designated Imperiled in Oregon