Appearance: Above, males are brown with a purplish sheen and an orange marginal hindwing band. Female forewing is pale orange with a brown border. Below hindwing is light gray with an orange marginal band and the forewing is orange with a row of black spots bordering a white marginal area.
Habitat: Stays near wet areas in meadows, streams and pond edges.
Season: Mid-June to October, 2 broods.
Larval Foodplant: Water and curled dock.
Did You Know...
This species appears to be moving west over the continental divide to agricultural and wetland areas.(Opler- 1999)