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The smallest butterfly in North America, with it's wings closed it would fit within the fingernail on your pinkie. However, it's metallic-centered black eye-spots and beautiful blue-gray underside color and copper-colored upperside, provide outsized enjoyment.
open arid areas, especially salt flats and disturbed areas.
Throughout warm weather.
Many plants in the Goosefoot family (Chenopodiaceae), especially saltbushes (Atriplex) and goosefoots (Chenopodium).