The Little Yellow

I found a battered little yellow butterfly, Pyrisitia lisa, yesterday.  Little yellows do not spend the winter here.  They spend their winters far to the south of here, and re-populate the area every spring, riding the winds to travel the great distances needed to accomplish the task.  There is no evidence of a southward migration in the fall.  At least, that seems to be the prevailing opinion.

So some years we have large numbers of little yellows and some years we have none.



About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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2 Responses to The Little Yellow

  1. Finn Holding says:

    That’s a lovely photograph. The little yellow and the clover flowers are beautiful.

  2. Thanks. I had to crawl a little bit on my belly to get that one.

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