Attributes of Pompeius verna

Little Glassywing
Pompeius verna (W.H. Edwards, 1862)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Wings are black or blackish brown. Upperside of male forewing has a large transparent white spot below the end of the black stigma and several other spots above and below it. Female forewing has a transparent square spot at the end of the cell. Underside of both sexes is black, sometimes with a purple sheen, and often has a few distinct pale spots.
Wing Span: 1 1/16 - 1 1/2 inches (2.7 - 3.9 cm).
Life History: Males perch on low vegetation in sunny clearings to wait for females; courtship usually occurs around noon. Caterpillars eat leaves and live in shelters of rolled or tied leaves.
Flight: One brood from mid-June to early August in the north; two broods from April to September in the south.
Caterpillar Hosts: Purpletop (Tridens flavus).
Adult Food: Nectar from white, pink, and purple flowers is preferred, including dogbane, selfheal, peppermint, joe-pye weed, and common and swamp milkweeds. Yellow flowers are visited when others are unavailable.
Habitat: Moist places near shaded wood edges.
Range: Central New England west to central Nebraska; south to northern Florida, the Gulf Coast, and South Texas.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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July 27, 2015 rob77897@gmail.com Montgomery County, Tennessee, United States September 02, 2015 Details
August 16, 2015 stephen stedman Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 29, 2015 Details
August 01, 2015 Pierre Howard Meriwether County, Georgia, United States August 17, 2015 Details
August 09, 2015 deannalack White County, Tennessee, United States August 17, 2015 Details
August 16, 2015 Doug Bruce Overton County, Tennessee, United States August 17, 2015 Details
August 07, 2015 HHowell Knox County, Tennessee, United States August 14, 2015 Details
August 08, 2015 Doug Bruce Lawrence County, Tennessee, United States August 12, 2015 Details
August 03, 2015 brdwtchr Texas County, Missouri, United States August 09, 2015 Details
August 02, 2015 Doug Bruce Robertson County, Tennessee, United States August 04, 2015 Details
August 02, 2015 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 03, 2015 Details
August 01, 2015 Doug Bruce Montgomery County, Tennessee, United States August 02, 2015 Details
July 24, 2015 Ken Cheeks Burke County, Georgia, United States August 01, 2015 Details
July 29, 2015 roseanna Pulaski County, Kentucky, United States July 31, 2015 Details
July 26, 2015 Melinda Fawver Maury County, Tennessee, United States July 27, 2015 Details
July 25, 2015 Doug Bruce Marshall County, Tennessee, United States July 26, 2015 Details
July 15, 2015 ezeemonee Erie County, New York, United States July 25, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 SkrentnyJeff Cook County, Illinois, United States July 14, 2015 Details
July 08, 2015 treichard Ontario, Canada July 12, 2015 Details
July 05, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States July 06, 2015 Details
June 25, 2015 gerryanimator Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States July 02, 2015 Details
July 01, 2015 gerryanimator Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States July 02, 2015 Details
June 12, 2015 Homegardener3816 Fairfax County, Virginia, United States June 27, 2015 Details
June 24, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 27, 2015 Details
June 19, 2015 Kurt R. Schwarz Mason County, Kentucky, United States June 25, 2015 Details
June 16, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 18, 2015 Details
June 14, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 14, 2015 Details
June 14, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 14, 2015 Details
June 06, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 10, 2015 Details
June 05, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 06, 2015 Details
May 16, 2015 Doug Bruce Knox County, Tennessee, United States May 17, 2015 Details
August 08, 2009 Allen Belden Richmond City County, Virginia, United States March 19, 2015 Details
August 13, 2014 Carol Thornton-Anderson Orange County, Indiana, United States February 18, 2015 Details
August 21, 2014 Carol Thornton-Anderson Orange County, Indiana, United States February 18, 2015 Details
August 06, 2011 strixv Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States January 09, 2015 Details
June 03, 2012 strixv Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States January 09, 2015 Details
July 27, 2013 strixv Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States January 09, 2015 Details
September 07, 2014 TSims Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States September 12, 2014 Details
September 02, 2014 Pamela D. Fisher Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States September 06, 2014 Details
September 04, 2014 rconnorsphoto Humphreys County, Tennessee, United States September 06, 2014 Details
August 13, 2014 rconnorsphoto Hickman County, Tennessee, United States September 02, 2014 Details
August 15, 2014 HylaJWhite Delaware, United States August 19, 2014 Details
August 09, 2014 Andy Wyatt Cecil County, Maryland, United States August 16, 2014 Details
August 10, 2014 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States August 16, 2014 Details
September 09, 2013 anna_holmes Madison County, Alabama, United States August 11, 2014 Details
July 01, 2014 doghouse York County, Maine, United States August 11, 2014 Details
July 05, 2014 doghouse York County, Maine, United States August 11, 2014 Details
August 04, 2014 brdwtchr Texas County, Missouri, United States August 05, 2014 Details
July 03, 2014 doghouse York County, Maine, United States August 03, 2014 Details
July 11, 2014 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States August 03, 2014 Details
August 02, 2014 hmclin York County, Pennsylvania, United States August 03, 2014 Details