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The upperside is an even, unmarked grey-brown. The underside is striated black and grey-white, with a well-defined median band and white hindwing vein markings. The banded underside pattern is vaguely visible on the upperside through the thinly scaled veins. O. polixenes has a similarly banded underside, but lacks the white veins.  Subspecies edwardsi is found in Alberta. The appropriate name for this species may be taygete (named from eastern North America) rather than bore (named from Europe), based on differnences in genitalic structure and larval colour (Tuzov 2000, Guppy & Shepard 2001).

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