Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)

This generally fairly common to uncommon skipper is found throughout most of NC (rarer in coastal plain). It is two-brooded, one in late Spring, one in late summer.

Along with Northern Broken-Dash and Dun Skipper, it is known as one of the "witches", all of which may be difficult to ID!


Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna) Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna) Little Glassywings show a white patch below the antennal club (difficult to see at some angles), which the other "witches" lack.
Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)
Orange Co., NC
20 Aug 2005
Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)
Buncombe Co., NC
26 June 2004

Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna) Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)
Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)
Orange Co., NC
31 May 2004
Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)
Alamance Co., NC
6 June 2004

Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna) Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna) Little Glassywings have a large white square-rectangular spot on the upper forewing, lacking in the other "witches".
Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)
Orange Co., NC
16 May 2004
Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)
Orange Co., NC
19 May 2004

Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna) Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)
Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)
Watauga Co., NC
27 Jun 2004
Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)
Buncombe Co., NC
26 June 2004

Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna) Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)
Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)
Durham Co., NC
20 Aug 2005
Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)
Caswell Co., NC
17 Jun 2006

Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna) Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)
Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)
Alleghany Co., NC
1 July 2006
Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)
Duke Forest, Orange Co., NC
8 Sep 2005

Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna) Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)
Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)
Duke Gardens, Durham Co., NC
10 Aug 2008
Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)
Chatham Co., NC
22 Sep 2013

Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna) Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)
Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)
Orange Co., NC
28 May 2010
Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)
Orange Co., NC
28 May 2010

Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)
Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)
Muscatatuck NWR, Jackson Co., IN
27 July 2015

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