Little Glassywing

Place name abbreviations: MPEA - Middle Patuxent Environment Area; PRSP - Patuxent River State Park; PVSP - Patapsco River Valley State Park.

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Common name [Link is to BAMONA] (wingspan range in inches) Occurrence level & flight period.
Habitat. Typically visits (for nectaring). Larval host plants.


Little Glassywing (1.1–1.5") Common: M-Jun to Aug Wet meadows & woods edges New York Ironweed Purpletop grass
Little Glassywing

June 6, 2012
Mount Pleasant
Annette Allor

Little Glassywing

June 6, 2012
Mount Pleasant
Annette Allor

Little Glassywing

June 21, 2016
Poplar Springs Park
Sue Muller

Little Glassywing

Male
August 6, 2010
Ellicott City
Bonnie Ott

Little Glassywing

Male
August 19, 2016
Robinson Nature Center
Kurt Schwarz

Little Glassywing

August 22, 2012
Elkhorn Garden Plots
Allen Lewis

Little Glassywing

August 19, 2006
Swansfield (Columbia)
June Tveekrem

Little Glassywing

August 31, 2013
Elkhorn Garden Plots
Kevin Heffernan

Little Glassywing

Female (ovipositing)
June 4, 2017
Murray Hill
Linda Hunt

Little Glassywing

Female
July 19, 2003
MPEA
Cheryl Farfaras

Little Glassywing

Female
July 3, 2011
Mount Pleasant
Bonnie Ott

Little Glassywing

Female
August 16, 2010
Ellicott City
Bonnie Ott

Little Glassywing

Female
August 19, 2006
Swansfield (Columbia)
June Tveekrem

The large spot on the male's forewing is rectangular. The large spot on the female's forewing is square.
BUT white hyaline spots on FW is NOT a feature that distinguishes Little Glassywing from ALL other skippers.

Little Glassywing

Male & Female
June 21, 2014
Rockburn Branch Park
Kathy Litzinger