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Pieridae

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Pieridae
Green-veined White
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Subkingdom:Metazoa
Phylum:Arthropoda
Subphylum:Hexapoda
Class:Insecta
Subclass:Pterygota
Infraclass:Neoptera
Superorder:Endopterygota
Order:Lepidoptera
Suborder:Ditrysia
Superfamily:Papilionoidea
Family:Pieridae
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Subfamilies

Dismorphiinae
Pseudopontiinae
Pierinae
Coliadinae

The Pieridae are a large family of butterflies. They are characterised by mainly white or yellow coloration, often with black spots. The sexes usually differ, often in the pattern or number of the black markings.

The larvae (caterpillars) of some of these species feed on brassicas, and are agricultural pests.

The Pieridae are usually divided into four subfamilies, as follows:

This gives 76 genera all told. Over 1000 species are currently recognised in the family.

Some species:

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Cloudless sulfurs
Clustering on a damp spot
Stuckey, South Carolina

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