This small butterfly has slim, triangular wings. The upper side of the male's wings is mostly orange with the margins being dark brown.
The Hobomok skipper has a more northern range and different flight period than the Zabulon skipper. They also have more squared wings. The upperside of the male Hobomok skipper's wings has thicker dark margins. The female Hobomok skipper has two forms; the normal form and the "Pocahontas" form. The upper side of the Pocahontas form has smaller glassy spots and has one glassy spot near the fore wing costa.
It ranges from eastern Alberta to Nebraska and east to the coasts of Canada and the US.
The Hobomok skipper can be found in a wide range of habitats such as clearings, woodland edges, woodland openings, and near roads.
This butterfly is on the wing from late spring to mid-summer with a single brood.
- Hobomok Skipper, Butterflies of Canada
- Hobomok Skipper, Massachusetts Butterfly Club
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