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 14, 2014 giardini57 Elbert County, Georgia, United States December 16, 2014 Details
October 26, 2014 KristyBaker Davidson County, Tennessee, United States December 09, 2014 Details
October 08, 2014 dbruce Marshall County, Mississippi, United States December 04, 2014 Details
September 25, 2014 CA Ivy Crawford County, Arkansas, United States September 25, 2014 Details
September 16, 2014 TheWayfarer21 Onslow County, North Carolina, United States September 20, 2014 Details
September 03, 2014 Doug Bruce Gibson County, Tennessee, United States September 14, 2014 Details
September 04, 2014 Doug Bruce Carroll County, Tennessee, United States September 14, 2014 Details
September 05, 2014 Doug Bruce McNairy County, Tennessee, United States September 14, 2014 Details
September 05, 2014 Doug Bruce Lewis County, Tennessee, United States September 14, 2014 Details
July 06, 2013 LLJohnson Dominican Republic September 11, 2014 Details
July 23, 2014 MarkScottsmltd Fannin County, Georgia, United States September 11, 2014 Details
September 10, 2014 CA Ivy Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States September 10, 2014 Details
September 04, 2014 stephen stedman Henderson County, Tennessee, United States September 09, 2014 Details
September 09, 2014 krancmm Brazoria County, Texas, United States September 09, 2014 Details
September 07, 2014 arcturusangel Gregg County, Texas, United States September 08, 2014 Details
September 02, 2014 Doug Bruce Bedford County, Tennessee, United States September 08, 2014 Details
September 02, 2014 Doug Bruce Benton County, Tennessee, United States September 08, 2014 Details
September 03, 2014 stephen stedman Obion County, Tennessee, United States September 08, 2014 Details
September 01, 2014 KristyBaker White County, Tennessee, United States September 06, 2014 Details
August 31, 2014 arcturusangel Harrison County, Texas, United States September 04, 2014 Details
September 01, 2014 krancmm Brazoria County, Texas, United States September 04, 2014 Details
September 02, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States September 03, 2014 Details
August 30, 2014 JReuter Boone County, Missouri, United States August 31, 2014 Details
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