Attributes of Ministrymon azia

Gray Ministreak
Ministrymon azia (Hewitson, 1873)

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Theclinae
Identification: Tiny; tailed. Wings gray; underside hindwing with narrow postmedian line of orange bordered with white.
Wing Span: 5/8 - 15/16 inch (1.6 - 2.4 cm).
Life History: Females lay eggs on flower buds, which the caterpillars eat.
Flight: March-September in Florida and Texas; throughout the year in most of the tropics.
Caterpillar Hosts: Mimosa malacophylla in lower Rio Grande Valley; Leucaena leucocephala and wild tamarind (Lysiloma bahamensis) in southern Florida.
Adult Food: Seen nectaring at Leucaena leucocephala, Melilotus alba, Cynoglossum amabile, Bidens alba, Turnera ulmifolia, Mimosa pudica, and Acacia species.
Habitat: Subtropical thorn scrub.
Range: Brazil through Central America, Mexico, and the West Indies to South Texas, southern Florida, and the Keys.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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June 12, 2009 gunhilda Hidalgo County, Texas, United States August 25, 2013 Details
October 05, 2005 John Saba (John Saba) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
October 05, 2005 legacy.reporter (H. Brodkin & R. Bailowitz) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 30, 2012 LCOOPER298 Okeechobee County, Florida, United States August 04, 2012 Details
July 05, 2012 LCOOPER298 Osceola County, Florida, United States August 04, 2012 Details
July 15, 2012 bjones7777 Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States August 04, 2012 Details
July 15, 2011 woundedmallard Florida, United States August 11, 2011 Details
October 05, 2005 John Saba (John Saba) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
October 05, 2005 legacy.reporter (Bailowitz & Brodkin) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 07, 2008 Details
October 17, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
July 16, 2006 legacy.reporter (Linda & Buck Cooper) Okeechobee County, Florida, United States August 30, 2007 Details
July 03, 2006 legacy.reporter (Linda & Buck Cooper) Polk County, Florida, United States August 30, 2007 Details
October 05, 2005 John Saba (John Saba) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 12, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Boulder County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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