Photo of Zabulon Skipper

Male Zabulon SkipperEnlarge

Zabulon Skipper Image
Female Zabulon Skipper Image
Photo of Female Zabulon Skipper
Closed wingEnlarge

Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon)

The furry body and large eyes of the Zabulon Skipper help distinguish this energetic garden visitor. Unlike many other types of butterflies, the male and female versions are quite different. Males have a yellow-orange coloring with brown accents outlining the borders of the wings. Brightly colored males work hard to attract a female. On the other hand, females have dark, brown bodies with white spots and markings. The deep, rich colors of the females convey trust, confidence, and strength. These butterflies are blessed with consistent natural beauty. Any butterfly enthusiast will take pleasure in watching a Zabulon Skipper visit again and again.

Family: Skipper (Hesperiidae)

Subfamily: Grass Skipper (Hesperiinae)

Average Wingspan: 1 1/4" - 1 1/2"

Habitat: Streams, forest

Similar To: Fiery Skipper

Plants That Attract This Butterfly

* May not be available for purchase at your local nursery.

Note: Always check a plant's Hardiness Zone to make sure it will grow in your area. (What Is My Hardiness Zone?)

Where To Buy Plants

Butterfly Flight Range Map

Zabulon Skipper Flight Range Map

Photo Credits:
Male (open wing) - Fred Miller
Male (closed wing) - Fred Miller
Female (open wing) - Fred Miller
Closed wing - Fred Miller

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