Wild Florida Photo - Pyrisitia lisa - Little yellow

Pyrisitia lisa

Little yellow
Little sulphur

Synonym(s): Eurema lisa

Florida native

Miami-Dade Co. FL 05/17/09
Volusia Co. FL 05/27/19

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A common butterfly mostly of open fields, roadsides and other sandy ruderal sites. The range extends from Central America into the eastern United States. Can be found nearly year-round in Florida, Texas and Alabama.
A small yellow butterfly with a wingspan of 32-44mm (1-1/4 to 1-3/4 in.). The upperside of the forewing has a broad dark margin. The wing underside is scattered with faint brownish spots and two small dark dots near the base of the hindwing.
Host plants include members of the Fabaceae family, with favorites being the Cassia species and Mimosa strigillosa.
Little sulphurs are one of the species that have recently been moved from the Eurema genus into Pyrisitia.


Pyrisitia lisa is a member of the Pieridae - Whites & Sulphurs family.

For more information on this species, visit the following link:
BugGuide.net page for this species

Date record last modified: Jul 28, 2021

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