Appearance: Below, hindwing gray with many irregularly shaped brown spots; also shows submarginal row of white inward pointing arrowheads. Above, male is dark brown with black cell end bars; female brown with orange patches and orange marginal band on hindwing.
Size: Small; 7/8 to 1 1/4 inches
Habitat: Mountain meadows, streamsides and sagebrush flats
Season: Late June to August
Larval Foodplant: Various docks and knotweeds
Did You Know…
This butterfly was named by Theodore Mead for W. H. Edwards’ daughter, whom Mead later married (Pyle, 1981).
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