Little Yellow (Pyrisitia lisa)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: Statewide, but primarily found in the Coastal Plain and lower Piedmont. Very rare at higher elevations.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Except after very cold winters, fairly common to occasionally common in the southern Coastal Plain, from the coast to the Sandhills. Uncommon to occasionally fairly common in the northern Coastal Plain and the eastern half of the Piedmont. Farther westward, uncommon along the southern tier of Piedmont and mountain counties, but rare in most of the mountains and northwestern half of the Piedmont.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: Several broods in NC. The species appears to be mainly a migrant, with breeding status uncertain. Not at all common in the spring or early summer, occurring sparingly from mid-April into mid-June, at least in the Coastal Plain. However, from early July into late October the species can be common at times, particularly in Coastal Plain counties bordering South Carolina. We have scattered records in November and December.
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.
Little Yellow (Pyrisitia lisa) 08/20/07 · Wilkes County (P), NC · male
(same Yellow as below)
Little Yellow (Pyrisitia lisa) 08/20/07 · Wilkes County (P), NC · male
(same Yellow as above)
Little Yellow (Pyrisitia lisa) 09/04/05 · Ashe County, NC · female