Appearance: Above, brown/black with white spots, blue-gray tinged body hair and white checkered fringes. Lacks a third white spot in the forewing basal spot band present in most other Checkered Skippers. Below, two ill-defined bands.
Size: Small; 7/8 to 1 1/16 inches
Habitat: Moist tundra, above timberline and in spruce bogs and clearings
Season: June and July, can be biennial (mostly odd numbered years); 1 brood
Larval Foodplant: Cinquefoils and wild strawberries
Did You Know…
Basically a holarctic species, but there are scattered populations in some high Rockies locations.
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