1-1 3/8" (25-35 mm). Broad black borders and blue-gray bases above, giving impression of broad, clear white bands crossing all wings. Below mirrors above, except for beige-pink bands on FW base and olive-green HW.
Checkered-skippers lack pinkish bands below. Other white- skippers (Heliopetes) lack black bands above.
2 broods; April and August-October.
Forest clearings, edges, watercourses, and hilly scrub.
S. Arizona, Texas and perhaps New Mexico, south to Argentina.
Unlike other members of its genus, Erichson's White-Skipper is not common.