Appearance: Above, rusty orange with a few white spots on black forewing tips. There is a small white spot on a submarginal orange wing panel.Below,hindwing has two large eye spots on an olive-gray background. Forewing shows orange or pink on the postbasal area.
Size: Medium; 1 3/4 to 2 1/4 inches
Habitat: Most open areas; forests, meadows, gulleys, ravines, washes and gardens
Season: May through October
Larval Foodplant: Pearly everlasting, pussytoes
Did You Know…
Adults probably cannot survive extended cold winters and must recolonize most of the US and southern Canada each year (Opler, 1999).
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