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Poanes hobomok

Poanes hobomok
Photo Information
Copyright: Denis Mark (dmark11) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 9 N: 655] (2633)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-05 16:22
Viewed: 2805
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was a task find the ID of this one. It turns out it is a Hobomok skipper. It seems a bit out range from where I live. This is my first.


Attributes of Poanes hobomokHobomok 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.
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.
Wing Span: 1 - 1 11/16 inches (2.5 - 4.3 cm).
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.

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nice capture of this skipper. very good composition and great colour.

Excellent photo of this interestingly coloured skipper. regards yiannis

Hi Denis,

Splendid image of this Hobomok skipper, good sharpness and lovely colours, TFS,
Congratulations Denis have a nice day,


Hi Denis,
Very nice close up of this moth, great sharpness details, nice colours and good composition,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

Hello Denis,
beuatifull capture, sharp details, nice BG, well done,
have a nice day,

great macro of this species of butterfly. wonderful background and sharpness and tonal range.

Hello Denis

Excellent macro photo of this skipper,
with fine POV, excellent light,
great focus sharpness details, TFS


Hello Denis,
Excellent sharpness and details with beautiful colours and very pleasant bokeh on the background. A pleasure to view. Well done.

Hi Denis,
very nice photo. I like this species and of course flower. Nice natural colours. Very good point of view.
Have a nice week,

Hello Denis
Beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-06-07 0:32]
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Hello Denis,
Always interesting to see some new Skipper. This one seems to have a quite particular coloration. Well presented picture with fine colors. The butterfly has a special name (sounds Amerindian)
Kind regards

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  • egres Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 44 W: 2 N: 144] (754)
  • [2011-06-08 16:15]

Hi Dennis
Another good photo and a beautiful composition. Colors, background and sharpness are very good.
Regards from Québec

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-10 5:03]

Hi Denis,perfect quality whit excellent sharpness and natural colors,i like the great light balance,this terrible yellow is always difficult,you work very very well! Great eye details of the skipper too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

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