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Upperside is brown. Forewing with 2 orange cell bars and 2 eyespots; part of white subapical band appears in the largest, lower eyespot. Hindwing has 2 eyespots; upper one is largest and contains a magenta crescent.
Its habitat is open areas with low vegetation and some bare ground.
Males perch during the day on low plants or bare ground to watch for females, flying periodically to patrol or to chase other flying insects. This one is on Shasta daisy, leucanthum.