|female Eurema lisa euterpe in Jamaica|
Boisduval & LeConte (1829)
The wingspan is between 32 and 44 mm, not to be confused with the Sleepy Orange that is large and orange not yellow. The dorsal view of the forewing has a broad dark margin and the hingwing's ventral view has two basal blacks spots.
Range & Habitat
The Little Yellow lives as far south as Costa Rica north through southern portions of the United States, they can be seen throughout much more of the United States but this is due to seasonal colonization from the south. Within their range they can be seen in open areas, most commonly old fields.
In the southern part of its range there can be up to five flights, while in the northern range there are between one and three. During warm days males patrol for females so they can mate. Females lay eggs singly on the midveins of their host plant.
- "Species Pyrisitia lisa - Little Yellow". Retrieved 2008-11-19.
- "Butterflies and Skippers of North America - Eurema lisa". Retrieved 2008-11-19.
- "Species Detail Butterflies and Moths of North America". Retrieved 2008-11-19.
- "Eurema". Retrieved 2008-11-19.
- F. Martin Brown and Bernard Heineman, Jamaica and its Butterflies (E. W. Classey, London 1972), Plate VI