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.
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July 27, 2016 ms722 Sumner County, Tennessee, United States July 29, 2016 Details
July 19, 2016 Ron Smith Clarion County, Pennsylvania, United States July 28, 2016 Details
July 24, 2016 Melinda Fawver Anderson County, Tennessee, United States July 26, 2016 Details
July 23, 2016 davidboon Macomb County, Michigan, United States July 23, 2016 Details
July 13, 2016 Chet Gottfried Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States July 14, 2016 Details
July 12, 2016 whhowe Ontario County, New York, United States July 12, 2016 Details
June 30, 2016 Bob Bouman Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States July 05, 2016 Details
July 01, 2016 gerryanimator Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States July 05, 2016 Details
July 03, 2016 pporonto Macomb County, Michigan, United States July 04, 2016 Details
June 26, 2016 Bob Bouman Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States June 28, 2016 Details
June 25, 2016 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada June 25, 2016 Details
June 22, 2016 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada June 22, 2016 Details
June 18, 2016 StaceyWhetstone Hamblen County, Tennessee, United States June 21, 2016 Details
June 09, 2016 PDunwiddie St Charles County, Missouri, United States June 14, 2016 Details
June 11, 2016 TSims Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States June 12, 2016 Details
May 31, 2016 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 02, 2016 Details
May 29, 2016 Doug Bruce Weakley County, Tennessee, United States May 30, 2016 Details
May 21, 2016 Doug Bruce Roane County, Tennessee, United States May 23, 2016 Details
June 23, 2015 sh11 Ontario, Canada April 20, 2016 Details
June 23, 2015 SkrentnyJeff Cook County, Illinois, United States February 20, 2016 Details
July 19, 2015 StaceyWhetstone Knox County, Tennessee, United States February 19, 2016 Details
July 27, 2013 kvtindall Weakley County, Tennessee, United States January 25, 2016 Details
July 08, 2012 JAG.98 Greene County, New York, United States January 22, 2016 Details
June 06, 2011 mjrewerts Cooper County, Missouri, United States January 11, 2016 Details
July 16, 2011 ScottAYoung Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States January 11, 2016 Details
May 21, 2010 AJ Trently Decatur County, Tennessee, United States January 01, 2016 Details
June 26, 2015 tjrickert Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States November 18, 2015 Details
July 03, 2015 tjrickert Indiana County, Pennsylvania, United States November 18, 2015 Details
July 01, 2015 curtis.lehman Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States November 06, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 wayne13114 Oswego County, New York, United States September 25, 2015 Details
August 16, 2015 Fritz Riedel Calvert County, Maryland, United States September 10, 2015 Details
July 27, 2015 Robert Epstein 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