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Peck's Skipper (Polites peckius) is the only other skipper that shares the large, brown-bordered yellowish patch on the hindwing underside; in Hobomok the pale patch is continous throughout the median area, and in Peck's this patch is separated into two areas by a median dark patch. These two species can also be separated by the presence of the prominent black dash on the forewing of Peck's. The female Hobomok Skipper figured in Bird et al. (1995) is actually a female Peck's Skipper (N. Kondla, pers. comm.), See Layberry et al. (1998) for an illustration of a Hobomok female. Only the nominate subspecies occurs in Alberta.


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