Species Page: Hobomok Skipper (Lon hobomok)

Hobomok Skipper

Lon hobomok (T. Harris, 1862)

Family: Hesperiidae

Status: Uncommon resident

NENHP Ranking: S3S4, Tier 2

Range: The Hobomok Skipper inhabits a large area from central Saskatchewan to the East Coast and south to the Carolinas and Missouri. It occurs statewide in Nebraska.

Larval Hostplant(s): Switchgrass and relatives (Panicum species) and Bluegrasses (Poa species).

Broods/Flight Times: One early summer flight from mid May into early July.

Overwintering: As a caterpillar.

Habitat: This species has been found in prairies, riparian areas and parks.

Avg. Wingspan: 1 – 1 11/16 inches

Found at: Box Elder, Limestone Bluffs, Pawnee Prairie, Twin Oaks, Basswood Ridge, Yellowbanks, Gilbert-Baker and Ponderosa SWMAs Medicine Creek, Wildcat Hills, Enders Reservoir and Calamus Reservoir SRAs, Indian Cave and Chadron SPs, Ash Hollow and Rock Creek SHPs, Camp Luther (Colfax Co), Rowe Sanctuary, Niobrara Valley Preserve

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Notes: Widespread but generally not common, usually just an individual or two.