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Ministrymon janevicroy occurs from southern Texas (there is also an image of an individual of this species from Big Bend National Park in western Texas, cf. supplementary information) to Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica and in South America on the islands of Curaçao and Margarita (Venezuela) (Fig. 4). It is a relatively common species in Central America, where it is as well represented in museum collections as Ministrymon azia. Ministrymon janevicroy appears to be absent from the Antilles (including Florida and the Lesser Antilles) and from South America, except for Curaçao and Venezuela’s Isla Margarita. It may also occur on Aruba, where Ministrymon azia was recorded (Miller et al. 2003), but we have not seen specimens. Ministrymon janevicroy inhabits dry deciduous forest and scrub. It and Ministrymon azia occur at the same localities. For example, both have been collected at the type locality for Ministrymon janevicroy (Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge) in Hidalgo County, and both were photographed on the same day at the same locality (Rio Blanco Canyon) near Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico. In Texas, adults of Ministrymon janevicroy have been found from January to August. Elsewhere, there is no evidence for seasonality.
- Robert K. Robbins, Jeffrey Glassberg
- bibliographic citation
- Robbins R, Glassberg J (2013) A butterfly with olive green eyes discovered in the United States and the Neotropics (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae, Eumaeini) ZooKeys 301: 13–32
- Robert K. Robbins
- Jeffrey Glassberg