Santa Barbara Field Guides – Butterflies|
wingspread 1-1.75 in.|
Recognition: Brown with orange coloring through middle of wings and brown patch in FW orange area (male); underside light yellow-brown (sometimes with slight green tinge), with single white medial spot, and more apical irregular white band.
Flight period: Two generations per year, with adults active in late spring and again in early fall.
Hostplants: Larvae eat grasses, particularly junegrass (Koeleria).
Habitat: Chaparral areas around hostplants.
Distribution: Found almost exclusively in the coast ranges of California and southern Oregon.