Appearance: Antennae are short with black and white concentric rings and black clubs. Above, orange with diffuse black margins on both forewing and hindwing. Below, orange with black forewing leading edge. Wings are rounded; flight is weak.
Size: Small; 7/8 to 1 1/8 inches
Habitat: Wet meadows and roadside ditches
Season: June through September; 2 broods
Larval Foodplant: Grasses, such as Reed Canarygrass along Boulder Creek
Did You Know…
This is a very small eastern species that strays west.
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