Little Yellow (Pyrisitia lisa)
Little Yellow is found throughout North Carolina, but is generally uncommon, with numbers fluctuating greatly from year to year, fairly common some years, rare other years. It is most abundant in late summer and fall. Formerly known as Eurema lisa. Though usually the smallest yellow butterfly in NC, keep an eye out for the even smaller and much rarer Dainty Sulphur.
Male, Durham, NC 9/9/2012.
Female, Durham Co., NC 10/1/03.
Female, Durham Co., NC 10/12/08.
Female, Scotland Co., NC 9/24/03.
Female, Chatham Co., NC 9/18/10.
Females may be almost white.
Female, Durham Co., NC 8/10/08.
Female, New Hanover Co., NC 8/24/02
Female (same as top), Durham Co., NC 10/1/03.
You'll probably never see a live one showing off the broad black border of the top side. Road-killed specimen, Scotland Co., NC 9/24/03.
They're about the size of a cent. Scotland Co., NC 9/24/03.