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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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
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Elk County, Kansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Ellis County, Kansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Ellsworth County, Kansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Finney County, Kansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Ford County, Kansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Franklin County, Kansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Gray County, Kansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Mitchell County, Kansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Russell County, Kansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Baja California Sur, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sinaloa, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sonora, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Coahuila De Zaragoza, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tamaulipas, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Baja California Norte, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Durango, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Nuevo Leon, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cass County, North Dakota, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Furnas County, Nebraska, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hidalgo County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Luna County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Eddy County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Clark County, Nevada, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Brewster County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hill County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Kinney County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, United States, Uvalde County December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, United States, Zavala County December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Kendall County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bexar County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Comal County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Travis County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, United States, Webb County December 31, 2004 Details