Like most skippers, the adult butterflies rest with their wings closed, but you can often find them basking in the sun with their wings open to warm up when the temperature is cooler. They can be found in western Montana from early May through June and frequent openings in heavily forested woods, moist meadows, and streamsides where the caterpillars feed on grasses.

Photo by: Glenn Marangelo on 5/29/21 near St. Regis, MT