3/4-1" (19-25 mm). Overall pleated appearance given by alternating cocoa-tan and dark brown
streaks radiating out on wings and true scalloping of HW margins. Streaks form dark chevrons on HW beneath. Small glassy spots occur above and below in short rows on costa, near tip, and beyond FW cell. Fringes checkered.
Caterpillars have been found on mallows (Abutilon, Althaea, Sida, Sphaeralcea, Wissadula).
Several broods; March-November.
Dry washes in foothills, open hill country, gulches, and roadsides.
New Mexico and Arizona through Texas into Mexico.
A weak flier and frequent percher, the Common Streaky-Skipper is unlike any other but the Scarce Streaky-Skipper (C. limpia) of western Texas. The 2 species are nearly indistinguishable