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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June 12, 2010 Gordilly Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States July 21, 2014 Details
July 06, 2014 treichard Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States July 15, 2014 Details
July 05, 2014 treichard Sussex County, New Jersey, United States July 14, 2014 Details
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July 12, 2014 Cecily Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States July 13, 2014 Details
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July 12, 2014 Cecily Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States July 13, 2014 Details
June 25, 2014 digginflowers Perry County, Pennsylvania, United States July 11, 2014 Details
July 04, 2014 gerryanimator Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States July 11, 2014 Details
July 05, 2014 Doug Bruce Carter County, Tennessee, United States July 08, 2014 Details
May 17, 2014 Pierre Howard Laurens County, Georgia, United States June 27, 2014 Details
June 19, 2014 Chip Krilowicz Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States June 22, 2014 Details
May 25, 2014 Doug Bruce Meigs County, Tennessee, United States June 09, 2014 Details
June 08, 2014 Allen Belden Cumberland County, Virginia, United States June 09, 2014 Details
August 29, 2013 jr.berry Morris County, New Jersey, United States April 07, 2014 Details
July 16, 2013 curtis.lehman Marion County, West Virginia, United States March 29, 2014 Details
July 02, 2013 curtis.lehman Nicholas County, West Virginia, United States March 25, 2014 Details
August 14, 2012 rosenthal.k Fairfax County, Virginia, United States March 16, 2014 Details
August 16, 2013 curtis.lehman Jefferson County, West Virginia, United States March 15, 2014 Details
July 05, 2013 tjantscher Monona County, Iowa, United States February 06, 2014 Details
August 19, 2000 BAMONA Northampton County, Virginia, United States February 04, 2014 Details
July 22, 2013 Brian Taber James City County, Virginia, United States November 14, 2013 Details
July 21, 2013 K Stilwell Tazewell County, Virginia, United States November 14, 2013 Details
July 22, 2013 Esjay Chisago County, Minnesota, United States September 17, 2013 Details
August 26, 2010 JerryE Brazoria County, Texas, United States September 14, 2013 Details
September 07, 2013 HHowell Bledsoe County, Tennessee, United States September 13, 2013 Details
August 30, 2013 treichard Baltimore County, Maryland, United States September 07, 2013 Details
August 30, 2013 treichard Baltimore County, Maryland, United States September 07, 2013 Details
August 25, 2013 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States September 05, 2013 Details
August 25, 2013 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States September 05, 2013 Details
August 25, 2013 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States September 05, 2013 Details
July 21, 2013 Colleen62 Ontario, Canada September 04, 2013 Details
August 14, 2013 treichard Prince Georges County, Maryland, United States September 02, 2013 Details
August 22, 2013 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States September 02, 2013 Details
August 03, 2013 Lois Stacey Georgia, United States, Wilkes County August 30, 2013 Details
August 19, 2013 Pcasteel Cheatham County, Tennessee, United States August 25, 2013 Details
August 19, 2013 ms722 Cheatham County, Tennessee, United States August 25, 2013 Details
July 21, 2013 schmev24 Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States August 23, 2013 Details
August 21, 2013 cynthiaehlinger Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States August 23, 2013 Details
August 06, 2013 Colleen62 Ontario, Canada August 23, 2013 Details
July 27, 2013 Jeff Trahan Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, United States August 17, 2013 Details
August 13, 2013 bvarsha Orange County, Florida, United States August 15, 2013 Details
August 11, 2013 treichard Howard County, Maryland, United States August 14, 2013 Details
August 11, 2013 treichard Howard County, Maryland, United States August 14, 2013 Details
August 11, 2013 treichard Howard County, Maryland, United States August 14, 2013 Details
August 03, 2013 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States August 10, 2013 Details
August 05, 2013 crprice Ripley County, Missouri, United States August 09, 2013 Details
July 14, 2013 aarongunnar Pierce County, Wisconsin, United States August 05, 2013 Details
June 29, 2013 mom2krb Erie County, New York, United States July 31, 2013 Details
July 27, 2013 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States July 29, 2013 Details