Size: Up to 2 inch wingspan
Key ID features: Above deep orange with black blotches and spots, often with very jagged wing edges, submarginal row of yellow spots on brown to black marginal band. Below striated bands of gray-brown and gray, and prominent curved (not pointed) white comma in center of HW, often barbed on one end.
Similar species: Satyr Comma has brown shades below, and barbed white comma on HW. Hoary comma lacks submarginal shading below. Oreas comma has pointed white "v" below.
Host plant: Willows, aspen and alders.
Habitat: Conifer forest openings, meadows, roadsides.
Range: All of western Oregon, plus Warner Mtns, Ochoco Mtns, Wallowa Mtns and Blue Mtns.
Season: Late February to late September
Conservation Status: Secure