Attributes of Poanes hobomok

Hobomok Skipper
Poanes hobomok (Harris, 1862)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Wings are rounded. Upperside of male is yellow-orange with irregular black borders and no stigma; underside of hindwing has purple-gray on the inner margin. Female has 2 forms: Upperside of normal form is duller and has less orange than the male; underside of hindwing is orange with purple-gray at the inner margin. Upperside of "pocahontas" form is purple-black with some dull white spots on the forewing; underside is purple-black with the pattern obscured.
Wing Span: 1 - 1 11/16 inches (2.5 - 4.3 cm).
Life History: To await receptive females, males perch about 6 feet above ground on vegetation in woodland clearings. Females deposit eggs singly on or near the host grass leaves, which are eaten by the caterpillars.
Flight: One brood from April-July.
Caterpillar Hosts: Various grasses including panic grasses (Panicum) and bluegrasses (Poa).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers including common milkweed, henbit, viper's bugloss, and blackberry.
Habitat: Openings and edges of damp woods, edges of bogs, light gaps along streams, city parks.
Range: Nova Scotia west across southern Canada to central Alberta; south to New Jersey, northern Georgia, Arkansas, central Kansas, and eastern Oklahoma. An isolated population ranges from central Colorado to northern New Mexico.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
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July 01, 2015 hiker96 Cook County, Minnesota, United States March 01, 2016 Details
May 27, 2015 SkrentnyJeff Cook County, Illinois, United States February 20, 2016 Details
September 22, 2012 mom2krb Ontario, Canada January 25, 2016 Details
June 02, 2015 David Trently Cass County, Minnesota, United States November 01, 2015 Details
July 02, 2015 hiker96 Lake County, Minnesota, United States September 22, 2015 Details
June 09, 2003 MarkNenadov Ontario, Canada September 12, 2015 Details
June 06, 2015 BMcNaught Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States August 26, 2015 Details
August 15, 2015 mrcnaturally Westchester County, New York, United States August 18, 2015 Details
July 04, 2015 jollygoodyellow Nova Scotia, Canada August 02, 2015 Details
June 27, 2015 Cheiniger Hancock County, Maine, United States July 27, 2015 Details
June 06, 2015 rocksnstars Oxford County, Maine, United States July 22, 2015 Details
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June 18, 2015 rocksnstars Oxford County, Maine, United States July 22, 2015 Details
June 18, 2015 rocksnstars Oxford County, Maine, United States July 22, 2015 Details
June 19, 2015 De and Ginger Franklin County, Maine, United States July 22, 2015 Details
July 19, 2015 mrcnaturally Westchester County, New York, United States July 21, 2015 Details
July 09, 2015 treichard Ontario, Canada July 17, 2015 Details
July 08, 2015 treichard Ontario, Canada July 14, 2015 Details
June 19, 2015 sbruenjes Essex County, New Jersey, United States July 09, 2015 Details
July 04, 2015 treichard Forest County, Pennsylvania, United States July 08, 2015 Details
June 23, 2015 billmiky Kings County, New York, United States July 01, 2015 Details
June 23, 2015 SteveSass La Porte County, Indiana, United States June 28, 2015 Details
June 21, 2015 treichard Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, United States June 26, 2015 Details
June 01, 2007 Joe Saunders Mercer County, West Virginia, United States June 24, 2015 Details
June 02, 2015 sh11 Ontario, Canada June 22, 2015 Details
June 07, 2015 sh11 Ontario, Canada June 22, 2015 Details
June 17, 2015 nlb.birder Meade County, South Dakota, United States June 18, 2015 Details
June 15, 2015 sh11 Ontario, Canada June 18, 2015 Details
June 15, 2015 Louise Dawson Genesee County, Michigan, United States June 16, 2015 Details
June 02, 2014 sh11 Ontario, Canada June 16, 2015 Details
June 14, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 14, 2015 Details
May 26, 2015 monikawood Steuben County, New York, United States June 11, 2015 Details
May 26, 2015 SkrentnyJeff Cook County, Illinois, United States June 05, 2015 Details
May 27, 2015 SkrentnyJeff Cook County, Illinois, United States June 05, 2015 Details
June 03, 2015 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada June 03, 2015 Details
May 28, 2015 gerryanimator Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States May 31, 2015 Details
May 31, 2015 alchem30 Saskatchewan, Canada May 31, 2015 Details
May 25, 2015 Doug Bruce Johnson County, Tennessee, United States May 30, 2015 Details
May 29, 2015 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada May 30, 2015 Details
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May 29, 2015 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada May 30, 2015 Details
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May 17, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States May 28, 2015 Details
May 23, 2015 Doug Bruce Unicoi County, Tennessee, United States May 24, 2015 Details
May 24, 2015 Doug Bruce Carter County, Tennessee, United States May 24, 2015 Details
May 12, 2015 Carol Thornton-Anderson Orange County, Indiana, United States May 12, 2015 Details
June 22, 2014 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States March 27, 2015 Details