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Hobomok Skipper - Poanes hobomok
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Hobomok Skipper - Dollar Lake PP, NS - 2011-06-20
Photo © Phil Schappert
Status in Nova Scotia
Common.

Flight Period
Mid-May to early August.

Habitat
Forest edges, clearings, roadsides, parks.

Larval Foodplants
Grasses including panic grass (Panicum spp.) and blue grass (Poa spp.).

Similar Species in Nova Scotia
None.

Notes
The males of this species are "perchers"- they perch on a leaf and watch for a possible female to fly by. Every summer, we see one or more maintaining a territory in the sun among the ferns near our house.

Hobomok Skipper - Waverley, NS, 1999-06-19
Hobomok Skipper - Waverley, NS - 1999-06-19
1999-06-19
Photo © Peter Payzant
Hobomok Skipper - Roach's Pond, Spryfield NS, 2010-05-26
Hobomok Skipper - Roach's Pond, Spryfield NS - 2010-05-26
2010-05-26
Photo © Phil Schappert
Hobomok Skipper - Apple River, NS, 2012-06-02
Hobomok Skipper - Apple River, NS - 2012-06-02
2012-06-02
Photo © Kathleen F. Spicer
Hobomok Skipper - Coldbrook, NS, 2011-06-16
Hobomok Skipper - Coldbrook, NS - 2011-06-16
2011-06-16
Photo © Angus MacLean
Hobomok Skipper - Waverley, 2013-06-10
Hobomok Skipper - Waverley - 2013-06-10
2013-06-10
Photo © Peter Payzant
Hobomok Skipper - Pockwock Road, 2014-06-13
Hobomok Skipper - Pockwock Road - 2014-06-13
2014-06-13
Photo © Peter Payzant