Size: Up to 1.25 inch wingspan
Key ID features: Above, dark brown (males darker) with clusters of orange bars, and males with orange-brown on leading edge. FW below dark brown with mustard yellow patches. HW below mottled reddish brown with mustard yellow patches in connected bands.
Similar species: HW pattern below is unique.
Host plant: Grass species, Kentucky bluegrass, saltgrass, and bromes.
Habitat: Wet meadows, roadsides and riparian areas.
Range: Wallowa and Blue Mtns.
Season: Late June to early August
Conservation Status: Secure