Santa Barbara Field Guides - Butterflies|
wingspread 1-1.75 in.|
Recognition: Fairly light orange-brown above, male with forewing stigma; underside lighter, with white apical spots on FW, irregular arcs of white spots on HW; wing fringes tend to be dark.
Flight period: Adults of this skipper are active in early to mid-summer.
Hostplants: Grasses, such as Fescue (Festuca) and oat grass (Danthonia).
Habitat: Grassy areas and fields in forest and chaparral settings.
Distribution: Found in the California coastal ranges and northern Sierra Nevada, north into southern Oregon; rare in Santa Barbara County.