Hobomok skipper

(Poanes hobomok)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

Hobomok skipper

NatureServe

N5 - Secure

S5 - Secure

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common, sometimes abundant

Flight/Season

One brood from late May to early July

Habitat

Edges of damp woods, bogs, and streams

Size

 


Identification

 

 
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Species

 


Larval Food

Grasses, including panic grass and bluegrass.

 
Adult Food

Nectar from flowers including common milkweed, henbit deadnettle, common viper’s bugloss, and blackberry.

 
Life Cycle

 

 
Behavior

 


Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 7, 20, 21, 29, 71.

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Taxonomy

Order:

Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)

 

Suborder:

Glossata

 

Infraorder:

Neolepidoptera

 

Parvorder:

Heteroneura

 

No Rank:

Ditrysia

 

No Rank:

Obtectomera

 

Superfamily:

Hesperioidea (skippers)

 

Family:

Hesperiidae (skippers)

 

Subfamily:

Hesperiinae (grass skippers)

 
Synonyms

 

 
Common
Names

Hobomok skipper


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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Published on Jun 17, 2013

Hobomok Skipper (Poanes hobomok) Pollinating Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum), Butterfly Garden, Gagnon Wildlife Habitat, Pottersville, Somerset, Massachusetts, Saturday morning, June 15, 2013, 11:12 AM - Canon PowerShot SX50 HS MVI_11326; 1:31 min.

 
     

 

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