Attributes of Pyrisitia lisa

Little Yellow
Pyrisitia lisa (Boisduval & Leconte, [1830])

Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Coliadinae
Identification: Upperside of male forewing yellow with wide black apex. Hindwing with black border. Female yellow or white (rare) with black borders. Both sexes with small black spot in forewing cell.
Wing Span: 1 1/4 - 1 3/4 inches (3.2 - 4.4 cm).
Life History: Males patrol for females during warm daylight hours. Females lay eggs singly on midveins or between leaflets of host plant leaves.
Flight: Four-five flights in South Texas and the Deep South; 1-3 flights in northern part of range, from late spring to early fall.
Caterpillar Hosts: Partridge pea (Cassia fasciculata) and wild sensitive plant (C. nicitans) in the pea family (Fabaceae).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers in the aster family (Asteraceae) including goldenrods and asters.
Habitat: Dry, open areas including roadsides, sandy fields, abandoned fields, along railroad tracks, and occasionally open woods.
Range: Resident in Costa Rica north to South Texas and the Deep South; seasonally colonizes most of eastern United States and west to eastern South Dakota, central Nebraska, and eastern New Mexico.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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October 12, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States December 08, 2016 Details
October 28, 2016 Jeff Trahan Goliad County, Texas, United States November 18, 2016 Details
November 05, 2016 randimal Hidalgo County, Texas, United States November 08, 2016 Details
November 04, 2016 the janitors kid Brevard County, Florida, United States November 05, 2016 Details
November 02, 2016 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States November 02, 2016 Details
October 28, 2016 stephen stedman Hardin County, Tennessee, United States October 31, 2016 Details
October 03, 2015 Keri Anne Russell County, Alabama, United States October 26, 2016 Details
September 19, 2016 Stott Noble Jefferson County, Alabama, United States October 26, 2016 Details
October 23, 2016 Stylurus Washtenaw County, Michigan, United States October 24, 2016 Details
October 15, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States October 16, 2016 Details
August 20, 2016 cosmic_cat Texas, Marion County, United States October 14, 2016 Details
September 08, 2016 jim8435wisc Columbia County, Wisconsin, United States October 08, 2016 Details
October 07, 2016 Jeff Trahan Little River County, Arkansas, United States October 08, 2016 Details
September 26, 2016 cosmic_cat Harrison County, Texas, United States October 03, 2016 Details
September 23, 2016 Jeff Trahan Lafayette County, Arkansas, United States September 26, 2016 Details
September 25, 2016 wildman Charleston County, South Carolina, United States September 25, 2016 Details
September 19, 2016 lilkriskattn Sequatchie County, Tennessee, United States September 20, 2016 Details
September 02, 2016 ozcomomoths Ozark County, Missouri, United States September 16, 2016 Details
August 27, 2016 Allen Gathman Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, United States September 15, 2016 Details
July 25, 2016 ncrosbyrd McIntosh County, Georgia, United States September 13, 2016 Details
September 04, 2016 Doug Bruce Obion County, Tennessee, United States September 12, 2016 Details
September 05, 2016 Doug Bruce Houston County, Tennessee, United States September 07, 2016 Details
August 31, 2016 Karen Adams Franklin County, Ohio, United States September 05, 2016 Details
September 03, 2016 hunter58 Hernando County, Florida, United States September 04, 2016 Details
July 13, 2016 dpgbfly1 Isanti County, Minnesota, United States August 19, 2016 Details
August 13, 2016 Melinda Fawver Overton County, Tennessee, United States August 15, 2016 Details
August 13, 2016 Julsmder Jasper County, Texas, United States August 13, 2016 Details
August 07, 2016 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States August 07, 2016 Details
June 04, 2016 abwest Bexar County, Texas, United States July 31, 2016 Details
July 26, 2016 davidboon Wayne County, Michigan, United States July 26, 2016 Details
July 23, 2016 Kzfisherman Kankakee County, Illinois, United States July 25, 2016 Details
July 10, 2016 StaceyWhetstone Knox County, Tennessee, United States July 11, 2016 Details
August 30, 2015 Emily Hjalmarson Cleveland County, Oklahoma, United States July 10, 2016 Details
July 10, 2016 Chet Gottfried Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States July 10, 2016 Details
July 08, 2016 Jeff Trahan Jackson Parish, Louisiana, United States July 09, 2016 Details
May 30, 2016 cosmic_cat Texas, United States, Wood County July 08, 2016 Details
July 02, 2016 Doug Bruce Gibson County, Tennessee, United States July 03, 2016 Details
July 03, 2016 cosmic_cat Harrison County, Texas, United States July 03, 2016 Details
June 13, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States June 18, 2016 Details
June 08, 2016 wsllltx Fort Bend County, Texas, United States June 16, 2016 Details
June 05, 2016 CA Ivy Crawford County, Arkansas, United States June 12, 2016 Details
October 12, 2015 ncrosbyrd McIntosh County, Georgia, United States June 11, 2016 Details
July 27, 2010 Gordilly Douglas County, Nebraska, United States May 30, 2016 Details
July 18, 2015 mhudson26 Nemaha County, Nebraska, United States May 30, 2016 Details
May 28, 2016 CA Ivy Logan County, Arkansas, United States May 29, 2016 Details
November 02, 2015 ncrosbyrd Hidalgo County, Texas, United States April 06, 2016 Details
July 31, 2015 hiker96 Leavenworth County, Kansas, United States March 01, 2016 Details
October 07, 2015 yardbird Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States February 29, 2016 Details
September 20, 2015 digginflowers Cape May County, New Jersey, United States February 27, 2016 Details
August 22, 2015 SkrentnyJeff Putnam County, Illinois, United States February 20, 2016 Details