Appearance: Above, yellow-orange with pronounced black borders. Below, male hindwing mostly yellow with brown basal and marginal patches. Female is darker both above and below.
Size: Small; less than 1 1/2 inches
Habitat: Forest clearings, valley bottoms, grassy areas near water courses
Season: Mid-June to August
Larval Foodplant: Grasses
Did You Know…
Formerly called ”golden skipper” by Pyle (1981); it is active in cloudier weather than most butterflies will tolerate.