Size: 1.0 - 1.25 inches wingspan
Key ID features: Coppery-brown above. Gray-brown below (darker when very fresh) with broken median line, and vague submarginal band of black chevrons on HW. Relatively short tails, with blue frosted patch just below.
Similar species: Somewhat similar to Mtn Mahogany HS, which is more gray or gray-frosted over brown below. Gold-Hunter's HS has a less clear and less defined median line on HW below, and has a very restricted range.
Host plant: Ceanothus species, including C. cuneatus (Buckbrush), C. velutinus (Snowbrush) and C. integerrimus (Deerbrush).
Habitat: Shrubby hillsides and canyons, oak scrub, chaparral where host plants grow.
Range: NE Oregon, SW Oregon, Cascade Range.
Season: Mid-May to late September
Conservation Status: Secure