Hobomok Courtin’

Poanes hobomok (Harris, 1862)

Hobomok skippers, female and male.

Again from last year, probably a pair of Hobomok skippers, Poanes hobomok (Harris 1862) photographed cavorting on a sunny woodland verge in the North Saskatchewan River valley in Edmonton. The female is the dark form,  known as ‘Pocahontas’. These were photographed in natural light under an overcast sky.
More information on Hobomok skippers in Canada can be found at the Strickland Virtual Museum and the Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility Species Bank.
Thanks to John Acorn and Gary Anweiler for the ID.
(8 June, 2012. Canon 5D Mk. II, Tamron SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di LD IF Macro lens, ISO 320, 1/80 @ f13, -1/3EV. Cropped from original)


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  1. Charles Bird 25 April, 2013 at 10:40 AM #

    Excellent image Adrian.
    Also see the Virtual Museum species page.

    • Adrian 25 April, 2013 at 10:51 AM #

      Thanks Charley! I’ll update the post.

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