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The upperside is dark brown with minimal yellow markings. This species can vary some.The undersides is much lighter. Males perch on grasses and sedges which they use as lookout posts from which to survey passing females. Males imbibe at puddles and stream edges. Both sexes nectar at Lamiaceae, Asteraceae and other flowers.
Spotted in an overgrown meadow next a deciduous forest and stream. This species can be found in damp habitats where sedges grow, including meadows and fields, bogs, woodland glades, roadside ditches and streamsides.
Found in eastern North America. It is listed as a species of special concern in the US state of Connecticut.