Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon)

Generally statewide but more common in the piedmont, the Zabulon Skipper is two-brooded in NC, with a spring brood and a summer brood. Zabulon Skippers show more sexual dimorphism than most grass skippers, with males being much more orange and territorial than the brownish females.
Zabulon Skippers (Poanes zabulon)
Wilkes Co., NC
24 Aug 2016

Male (right) courting female (left).


Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon) Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon), male
Durham Co., NC
13 Aug 2009

Nectaring on Hairy Elephantsfoot (Elephantopus tomentosus).


Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon)
Jordan Lake, Chatham Co., NC
13 May 2017

Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon) Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon) Males often perch about waist or chest high along trails and fly out to challenge anything that comes near them!
Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon), Male
Orange Co., NC
17 May 2005
Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon), Male
Durham Co., NC
13 May 2004

Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon) Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon)
Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon), Male
Durham Co., NC
13 May 2004
Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon), Male
Orange Co., NC
20 May 2004

Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon) Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon)
Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon), Very tattered male
Durham Co., NC
20 Aug 2005
Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon), Fresh male
Graham Co., NC
28 Apr 2006

Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon) Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon) White edge at top of hindwing distinguishes Zabulon female from all other skippers in NC.
Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon), Female
Alamance Co., NC
6 June 2004
Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon), Female
Durham Co., NC
30 May 2003

Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon) Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon) Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon), Female
Hill Forest, Durham Co., NC
2 May 2006

Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon) Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon) Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon), Female
Orange Co., NC
17 May 2005

Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon) Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon)
Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon), Female
Orange Co., NC
21 Aug 2004
Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon), Female
Orange Co., NC
17 May 2005

Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon) Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon)
Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon), Female
Catawba Co., NC
4 Aug 2012
Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon), Male
Catawba Co., NC
4 Aug 2012

Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon) Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon)
Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon), Male
Catawba Co., NC
4 Aug 2012
Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon), Male
Clay Co., NC
20 May 2007

Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon) Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon), Female
Catawba Co., NC
4 Aug 2012

This Zabulon Skipper is missing much of a hindwing, exposing most of the underside of the forewing.


Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon)
Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon)
Muscatatuck NWR, Jackson Co., IN
27 July 2015
Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon)
Wilkes Co., NC
24 Aug 2016

Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon) Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon), Male
Catawba Co., NC
4 Aug 2012


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