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)
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)
Leda Ministreak - Ministrymon leda
- Range: CA-TX / Mex - Map
- Ministrymon azia
(Hewitson) - Map
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)