Wisconsin Native Caterpillars
Little Yellow Caterpillar
Genus-Species: Eurema lisa
Description: Slender, green body with thin
white line on the sides, faint darker lines on the back, and short hairs. Head is green.
Chrysalis: Green with some white frosting.
Small point on the head.
Host Plants: Partridge pea.
Habitat: Open meadows and roadsides, especially
where its favorite host plant partridge pea grows.
Comments: The Little Yellow is a common migrant
species in Wisconsin. It is not likely that this butterfly can survive Wisconsin winters, and its
population here is replenished each year from the southern states.
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