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Species Ministrymon janevicroy - Vicroy's Ministreak - Hodges#4293.1

Vicroy's Ministreak - Ministrymon janevicroy Vicroy's Ministreak - Ministrymon janevicroy
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Lycaenidae (Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Harvesters)
Subfamily Theclinae (Hairstreaks)
Tribe Eumaeini
Genus Ministrymon (Ministreaks)
Species janevicroy (Vicroy's Ministreak - Hodges#4293.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ministrymon janevicroy Glassberg, 2013
Explanation of Names
"This species is named for my wife, Jane Vicroy Scott. I have proposed the English name Vicroy’s Ministreak for this species (Glassberg 2012)." (1)
4 spp. n. of Mex.
Most easily distinguished from Gray Ministreak - M. azia by its olive green eyes vs. azia's black or dark brown eyes. (1)
But note that Leda Ministreak - Ministrymon leda also has green eyes, a variegated “pebbly-textured” appearance on the ventral hindwings, and occurs in Texas...
w. to c. TX / Mex. to C. Amer., with disjunct populations on Curaçao and Venezuela's Isla Margarita. (1)
Dry deciduous forest and scrub (1)
Adults observed January-August in TX (1)
Larval host plants yet to be confirmed; possibly one or more species of Mimosa
Type material: Holotype: ♂ July 12, 1969, Santa Ana Refuge, Hidalgo Co., Texas, J.B. Sullivan. Deposited USNM. (Smithsonian)
Paratypes (9♂, 4♀). 1♂, Concan, Uvalde Co., Texas, July-6-1936, W.D. Field.
Hidalgo County. 8♂, same data as holotype.
1♀, Sullivan City, Hidalgo Co., Texas, June 12, 1976, J.B. Sullivan.
1♀, Pharr, Hidalgo Co., Texas, 20 April 1948, H.A. Freeman (via Nicolay collection).
2♀, Kerrville, Kerr Co., Texas, June 1917 (via Barnes Collection). Paratypes are also deposited USNM.
(Also an image from Big Bend National Park, Brewster Co., TX) (1)
See Also
Leda Ministreak - Ministrymon leda
- Range: CA-TX / Mex - Map - MPG

Gray Ministreak - Ministrymon azia (Hewitson) - Map - MPG
Print References
Glassberg, J. 2015. Butterfly Eye-dentification. American Butterflies 13(2): 34-43.
Glassberg, J. 2012. A Swift Guide to Butterflies of North America. Sunstreak Books, Morristown, NJ. 416 pp., 3500 photographs.
Robbins, R. & J. Glassberg. 2013. A butterfly with olive green eyes discovered in the United States and the Neotropics (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae, Eumaeini). ZooKeys 305: 1-20. (1)