Attributes of Pyrisitia nise

Mimosa Yellow
Pyrisitia nise (Cramer, 1775)

Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Coliadinae
Identification: Both sexes yellow. Upperside of forewing with narrow black outer edges. Black margin of hindwing uncommon in male, missing in female.
Wing Span: 1 1/8 - 2 inches (2.9 - 5.1 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: May-August in southern Florida, September-November in southern Texas, all year in tropics.
Caterpillar Hosts: Sensitive plant (Mimosa pudica) in the pea family (Fabaceae).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Brushy woodland edges.
Range: Resident in Argentina north to the Texas Gulf Coast and southern Florida. Occasional stray to central Texas and southeastern Arizona; rarely to southern California, southern Colorado, and Kansas.
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
November 08, 2013 John van Dort Olancho, Honduras November 10, 2013 Details
October 28, 2012 Gary Jue Pima County, Arizona, United States December 02, 2012 Details
June 17, 1992 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 25, 1981 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 12, 1990 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Pima County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 06, 1990 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Pima County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 06, 1991 legacy.reporter (Ray Stanford) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 06, 2001 legacy.reporter (Marcus Lindberg) Pima County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 09, 2001 legacy.reporter (Marcus Lindberg) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 30, 2005 legacy.reporter (Robert Garriock) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 09, 2005 legacy.reporter (Hank Brodkin) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
November 11, 2006 John Saba (John Saba) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 02, 2012 Howard G. Byrne III Pima County, Arizona, United States June 13, 2012 Details
May 04, 2012 John van Dort Francisco Morazán, Honduras May 04, 2012 Details
July 27, 2005 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
November 11, 2006 John Saba (John Saba) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
April 30, 2005 legacy.reporter (Robert Garriock) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
May 09, 2005 legacy.reporter (Robert Garriock) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
June 09, 2005 legacy.reporter (Hank Brodkin) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
June 09, 2001 legacy.reporter (Marcus Lindbergh) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
May 06, 2001 legacy.reporter (Marcus Lindbergh) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
July 27, 2005 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
January 01, 2006 legacy.reporter Texas, United States, Victoria County January 24, 2008 Details
October 27, 2007 legacy.reporter (Bill Dempwolf) Texas, La Salle County, United States January 08, 2008 Details
December 10, 2004 legacy.reporter (Derek Muschalek) DeWitt County, Texas, United States December 28, 2007 Details
October 15, 2007 legacy.reporter (Terry Doyle) Texas, Medina County, United States October 30, 2007 Details
October 14, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 15, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) San Luis Potosi, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 16, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 17, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 16, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 15, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 15, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 18, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Pima County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter San Bernardino County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Orange County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter San Diego County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Riverside County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter San Mateo County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Yuma County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Pueblo County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Eliott Key County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Key Largo County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Paradise Key County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Plantation Key County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Barton County, Kansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details