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Old 07-18-2013, 04:40 PM   #1
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butterfly Striking Green-Eyed Butterfly Discovered in the United States

Striking Green-Eyed Butterfly Discovered in the United States
Science Daily
May 28, 2013

Striking green-eyed butterfly discovered in the United States
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A new butterfly species from Texas, given the common name Vicroy's Ministreak, was discovered because of its striking olive green eye color, and was given a formal scientific name (Ministrymon janevicroy). This beautiful new butterfly may be the last truly distinctive butterfly species to be discovered in the United States.

Although individuals of Vicroy's Ministreak were deposited in the Smithsonian entomology collections a century ago, this species was unrecognized because it was...
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