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Taxonomic Report of the International Lepidoptera Survey (November 30, 2002) 3(8): 1-8

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Poanes hobomok monofacies is described from the southern limits of the Appalachian Mountains in western North Carolina, northern Georgia and eastern Tennessee, United States. The type locality is Chestnut Mountain, 3,400’, Macon County, North Carolina, United States. This new subspecies is characterized by the similarity of males and females and overall much darker and subdued marking when compared to both P. h. hobomok (eastern to mid-, northern United States and eastern to mid-, southern Canada) and P. h. wetona (Colorado and New Mexico, United States). The northern and western range of this new taxon and the area of its intergradation with nominate hobomok remains to be established, however, specimens from as far south in the Appalachians as West Virginia, United States are nominate hobomok. All subspecific descriptions are presented. Syntypes are recognized for P. hobomok in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States). The type of wetona is illustrated for the first time. It is concluded that nominate hobomok and wetona differ significantly only in females, that ridingsii is a doubtful subspecies, and monofacies has the most distinct males.