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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August 28, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States August 28, 2014 Details
August 16, 2014 Doug Bruce Overton County, Tennessee, United States August 22, 2014 Details
August 11, 2014 froghavenfarm Hickman County, Tennessee, United States August 21, 2014 Details
June 24, 2013 LLJohnson Dominican Republic August 20, 2014 Details
August 11, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States August 12, 2014 Details
September 30, 2006 abwest St James Parish, Louisiana, United States August 12, 2014 Details
August 06, 2014 CA Ivy Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States August 06, 2014 Details
August 03, 2014 Doug Bruce Moore County, Tennessee, United States August 05, 2014 Details
July 30, 2014 krancmm Brazoria County, Texas, United States August 04, 2014 Details
July 27, 2014 stephen stedman Van Buren County, Tennessee, United States July 27, 2014 Details
July 22, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 22, 2014 Details
June 20, 2014 patricia silvernail Jackson County, Georgia, United States July 21, 2014 Details
July 03, 2014 Lisa Nicholas Dallas County, Texas, United States July 21, 2014 Details
July 03, 2014 krancmm Brazoria County, Texas, United States July 10, 2014 Details
June 30, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 01, 2014 Details
June 11, 2014 hiker96 Leavenworth County, Kansas, United States June 12, 2014 Details
May 29, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States May 30, 2014 Details
August 17, 2012 Joe Sebastiani Cape May County, New Jersey, United States March 24, 2014 Details
July 16, 2012 Chip Krilowicz Cape May County, New Jersey, United States February 05, 2014 Details
August 05, 2012 stormyeyes99 Passaic County, New Jersey, United States February 05, 2014 Details
January 27, 2014 krancmm Brazoria County, Texas, United States February 01, 2014 Details
November 09, 2013 lbell007 Texas, United States January 16, 2014 Details
November 21, 2013 Sparks7 Burnet County, Texas, United States January 02, 2014 Details
November 21, 2013 Sparks7 Burnet County, Texas, United States January 01, 2014 Details
August 20, 1975 stomlins701 Texas, Kendall County, United States December 28, 2013 Details
October 24, 2013 Sparks7 Burnet County, Texas, United States December 11, 2013 Details
September 17, 2013 Sparks7 Burnet County, Texas, United States November 23, 2013 Details
November 18, 2013 Sparks7 Burnet County, Texas, United States November 20, 2013 Details
November 18, 2013 Sparks7 Burnet County, Texas, United States November 20, 2013 Details
June 23, 2013 jeffmci9 Texas, Travis County, United States November 20, 2013 Details
June 13, 2012 Brian Taber James City County, Virginia, United States November 14, 2013 Details
November 10, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States November 11, 2013 Details
October 31, 2013 lorispencer Logan County, Arkansas, United States November 02, 2013 Details
November 02, 2013 heritage Texas, San Patricio County, United States November 02, 2013 Details
October 26, 2013 Nick Pulcinella Texas, Tarrant County, United States October 31, 2013 Details
October 20, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States October 27, 2013 Details
October 20, 2013 krancmm Brazoria County, Texas, United States October 27, 2013 Details
October 27, 2013 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States October 27, 2013 Details
October 19, 2013 Gary The Villages Sumter County, Florida, United States October 19, 2013 Details
October 09, 2013 stephen stedman Haywood County, Tennessee, United States October 12, 2013 Details
October 10, 2013 stephen stedman Gibson County, Tennessee, United States October 11, 2013 Details
October 08, 2013 Doug Bruce Hardeman County, Tennessee, United States October 09, 2013 Details
October 08, 2013 stephen stedman Haywood County, Tennessee, United States October 09, 2013 Details
October 06, 2013 stephen stedman Fayette County, Tennessee, United States October 07, 2013 Details
October 06, 2013 Doug Bruce Shelby County, Tennessee, United States October 07, 2013 Details
October 07, 2013 stephen stedman Tipton County, Tennessee, United States October 07, 2013 Details
October 06, 2013 stephen stedman Hardeman County, Tennessee, United States October 06, 2013 Details
October 06, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States October 06, 2013 Details
September 29, 2013 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States September 30, 2013 Details
September 13, 2013 patricia silvernail Jackson County, Georgia, United States September 27, 2013 Details