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Pompeius verna the little glassywing View of Wings at rest<br />
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Pompeius verna the little glassywing

View of Wings at rest

Pompeius verna the little glassywing Found on a Lantana Plant. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/103155/possible_dungrass_skipper_euphyes_vestris.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/103156/possible_dun_grass_skipper_-_euphyes_vestris.html Fall,Geotagged,Pompeius verna,United States


Pompeius verna the little glassywing <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/103154/possible_dun_grass_skipper.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/103155/possible_dungrass_skipper_euphyes_vestris.html Fall,Geotagged,Pompeius verna,United States

    comments (4)

  1. Tricky one. I'm not fully convinced with Euphyes vestris, here's why:

    "Uppersurface violet brown or dark brown all over, male with black stigma, female forewing with up to two tiny diffuse white spots near center, the inner spot half moon-shaped."

    Your individual seems to have quite a few more spots. I'm reasonably sure it's a Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna) instead. It has the spots as on your photo, as well as that golden egde on the wings.
    Posted 6 days ago
    1. Yes, I agree with your ID Posted 6 days ago
      1. Excellent, and looks like a nice species intro!

        Small request is to update your titles and description to reflect the new ID. If we don't do that, people will come to this page searching for Euphyes vestris, yet get a different species instead. Would be confusing.
        Posted 6 days ago
        1. Will do, thanks! Posted 6 days ago

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''Pompeius verna'', the little glassywing, is a species of butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. It is found in the eastern United States and southeast Canada, from central New England west to central Nebraska, south to northern Florida, the Gulf Coast and southern Texas.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Oct 17, 2020. Captured Jan 30, 2012 13:15 in 846 Avant Ave, San Antonio, TX 78210, USA.
  • NIKON D5100
  • f/8.0
  • 1/125s
  • ISO250
  • 300mm