Observation date: September 02, 2019
Submitted by: EastKansas
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Sunny, light breeze, temps low 80’s, wildflower and zinnas in a field.
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: May 30, 2022
Coordinator notes: This is a female Tawny-edged Skipper. The orange dusting on forewing is the biggest indicator distinguishing this species Polites themistocles from Pompeius verna "Little Glassywing". There can be ever so slight orange along wing top edge in P. verna but not to this extent. I was hoping it would have been P. verna as there has not been recent sightings in Kansas. Thanks!