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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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
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
January 09, 2016 Jonathan Clark Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana, United States January 11, 2016 Details
October 23, 2015 Terry W. Johnson Monroe County, Georgia, United States December 21, 2015 Details
December 02, 2015 ncrosbyrd Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States December 08, 2015 Details
November 09, 2015 Martin and Sara Chambers County, Texas, United States November 12, 2015 Details
November 02, 2015 Ken Bosso East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States November 02, 2015 Details
October 26, 2015 pumblebumble Bexar County, Texas, United States October 26, 2015 Details
October 03, 2015 Jeff Trahan Grant Parish, Louisiana, United States October 13, 2015 Details
October 07, 2015 stephen stedman Van Buren County, Tennessee, United States October 08, 2015 Details
October 05, 2015 Doug Bruce McNairy County, Tennessee, United States October 06, 2015 Details
September 27, 2015 Jonathan Clark Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, United States October 04, 2015 Details
September 27, 2015 Doug Bruce Loudon County, Tennessee, United States September 28, 2015 Details
September 07, 2015 Jonathan Clark La Salle Parish, Louisiana, United States September 14, 2015 Details
September 13, 2015 stephen stedman Jackson County, Tennessee, United States September 13, 2015 Details
August 31, 2015 jwilkinson Howard County, Maryland, United States September 12, 2015 Details
September 06, 2015 Doug Bruce Houston County, Tennessee, United States September 12, 2015 Details
September 07, 2015 stephen stedman Perry County, Tennessee, United States September 09, 2015 Details
September 06, 2015 stephen stedman Stewart County, Tennessee, United States September 09, 2015 Details
September 02, 2015 AJ Trently Fayette County, Tennessee, United States September 06, 2015 Details
August 28, 2015 stephen stedman Warren County, Tennessee, United States August 29, 2015 Details
August 16, 2015 Doug Bruce Overton County, Tennessee, United States August 21, 2015 Details
August 16, 2015 Jonathan Clark Grant Parish, Louisiana, United States August 18, 2015 Details
August 17, 2015 Judy Bennett Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States August 18, 2015 Details
August 14, 2015 Jonathan Clark Grant Parish, Louisiana, United States August 16, 2015 Details
August 08, 2015 Doug Bruce Lawrence County, Tennessee, United States August 12, 2015 Details
August 01, 2015 Doug Bruce Montgomery County, Tennessee, United States August 02, 2015 Details
April 24, 2015 Ron Smith Pinellas County, Florida, United States July 26, 2015 Details
July 26, 2015 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States July 26, 2015 Details
July 24, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 25, 2015 Details
July 15, 2015 gpstewart Texas, United States, Williamson County July 15, 2015 Details
July 04, 2015 Jonathan Clark La Salle Parish, Louisiana, United States July 11, 2015 Details
July 04, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 07, 2015 Details
June 27, 2015 Jeff Trahan Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, United States June 28, 2015 Details
September 03, 2012 Joe Saunders Mercer County, West Virginia, United States June 25, 2015 Details
November 10, 2012 ncrosbyrd McIntosh County, Georgia, United States June 23, 2015 Details
May 28, 2015 ncrosbyrd McIntosh County, Georgia, United States June 22, 2015 Details
June 20, 2015 cosmic_cat Houston County, Texas, United States June 21, 2015 Details
June 01, 2015 Robalero Hidalgo County, Texas, United States June 01, 2015 Details
May 27, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States May 28, 2015 Details