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Copyright by: Paul M. Strauss, 2021. In habitat at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park.
Small butterfly with a wingspan up to 1-11/16 inches. The wings are bright yellow-orange, with black borders near the margins and some black veining; the undersides have no markings. Females have wider borders and darker markings than males. The caterpillar is bluish-green; the white head has broad black stripes. There are two black crescent-shaped markings on the posterior.
Widespread in North America; Mexico and Central America.