Appearance: Small brown duskywing; difficult to separate from Persius Duskywing, especially as they age and wear. Above, often has a brown patch on the outer forward wing edge and lacks gray hairs that give Persius its “soft” look. The hindwing dorsal surface is more uniform in color with less markings.
Size: Small; 7/8 to 1 5/16 inches
Habitat: Prairie, canyons and draws, meadows and tundra
Season: Spring and summer; 2 broods
Larval Foodplant: Lupines, Golden Banner, legumes
Did You Know…
Nectars on Golden Banner
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