Appearance: Above, pale yellow with black forewing margin. Below, pale yellow with scattered reddish-brown markings. Hindwing has a tail like projection at the rear margin.
Size: Medium; 1 1/4 to 2 1/4 inches
Habitat: Open habitats, prairies and canyons
Season: Late summer into fall; 1 brood? (see below)
Larval Foodplant: Acacia, locust and other legumes
Did You Know…
This species is a wanderer to the north, far from its expected breeding area (Opler-1999).
Species Gallery (click to enlarge)