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Species Poanes zabulon - Zabulon Skipper

Zabulon Skipper For Illinois In July - Poanes zabulon - male Zabulon Skipper - Poanes zabulon - male Female Zabulon Skipper - Poanes zabulon - female Zabulon Skipper - Poanes zabulon - female Zabulon Skipper - Poanes zabulon - male Zabulon Skipper - Poanes zabulon - female Zabulon Skippers - Poanes zabulon - male - female Zabulon Skipper Mating Ritual - Poanes zabulon - male - female
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Hesperioidea (Skippers)
Family Hesperiidae (Skippers)
Subfamily Hesperiinae (Grass Skippers)
Genus Poanes
Species zabulon (Zabulon Skipper)
Identification
Male hindwing mostly yellow below, brown at base and along margin. Brown basal area encloses a yellow spot, absent on Hobomok skipper. Above, male has thin cell-end bar on forewing, dark brown borders usually narrower than those of Hobomok skipper. Female resembles "pocahontas" form of female Hobomok but with sharp white margin at upper angle of hindwing below and without white cell spot above. (1) p. 330.
Range
Mostly eastern
Food
Larval food: grasses. Adult food nectar of many flowers.
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(1)
Works Cited
1.Butterflies of North America (Kaufman Focus Guides)
Jim P. Brock, Kenn Kaufman. 2003. Houghton Mifflin Co.