Appearance: Above, distinctly mottled, forewing may have a purplish sheen when fresh. Abdomen has light gray rings. Below, mottled rear portions of both wings.
Size: Small; 1 to 1 3/16 inches
Habitat: Open brushy fields and hillsides. An uncommon eastern and midwestern duskywing with an isolated population in Colorado
Season: Early summer; 1 brood
Larval Foodplant: Fendler’s buckbrush and New Jersey tea
Did You Know…
Species is an avid hilltopper.
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