Spot-winged Glider - Pantala hymenaea (Say, 1839)

Range & Habitat:

Ranges throughout the state. As a glider it is capable of covering great distances and can be expected almost anywhere.


Flight Season:
Early Date: 13 May
Late Date: 23 October

Flight season charts created from records in the official database maintained by Allen Barlow.

Male Dorsal - Photo by Allen Barlow
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While it shares the gliding flight, shape and general coloration of the Wandering Glider, it is duller than that species and, when seen overhead or perched, a brown basal spot in the hindwing is obvious.


Conservation Status:
State: S4 Apparently secure in New Jersey
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range