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Species Poanes zabulon - Zabulon Skipper - Hodges#4060

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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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Hesperiidae (Skippers)
Subfamily Hesperiinae (Grass Skippers)
Tribe Hesperiini
Genus Poanes
Species zabulon (Zabulon Skipper - Hodges#4060)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Poanes zabulon Boisduval & LeConte (1837)
Lon zabulon (Boisduval and Le Conte, [1837])--in use by iNaturalist
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.
Mostly eastern
Larval food grasses such as: Agrostis, Dactylis, Elytrigia, Eragrostis, Leymus, Poa, Puccinellia and Tridens. Adult food nectar of many flowers.
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Works Cited
1.Butterflies of North America (Kaufman Focus Guides)
Jim P. Brock, Kenn Kaufman. 2003. Houghton Mifflin Co.