Pyrisitia lisa (Boisduval & Le Conte, )
Status: Occasional breeding? stray
NENHP Ranking: Not listed
Range: The Little Yellow is a permanent resident in southern North America and the Caribbean Islands, ranging north to the Gulf and Atlantic coasts up to the Carolinas. In Nebraska it strays into the eastern two thirds of the state.
Broods/Flight Times: It has been found in Nebraska from late May into mid-October
Larval Hostplant(s): Various legumes, including Partridge Pea and Wild Senna (Cassia fasciculata and C. marilandica), Hog Peanut (Amphicarpa bracteata) and Illinois Bundleflower (Desmanthus illinoensis), but probably preferring the Cassia species.
Habitat: It can occur anywhere but is more likely to be found in the vicinity of its hostplants
Overwintering: Not in our area
Notes: Occasionally albinic form of this butterfly are found