Appearance: Above, forewings dark with mosaic of brown, black, or gray and pale orange-brown patches. Upperside hindwings are unmarked brown with white fringes. Undersides of both wings are a plain brown with marginal band of pale white spots.
Size: Small; 1 1/8 to 1 1/2 inches
Habitat: Mixed open woodlands and pine forests
Season: May to mid-July or later
Larval Foodplant: Ceanothus species, buckbrush
Did You Know…
Similar to Persius Duskywing which has a duskier gray look on the forewing, lacks the hindwing white fringe and uses legumes (Golden Banner locally) as its host plant.
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