Eurema

Belongs within: Pieridae. Eurema, the grass-yellows, is a pan-tropical and -subtropical genus of small, often bright sulphur-yellow butterflies with a black margin on the upper side of the wings. Larvae most commonly feed on species of Leguminosae (Braby 2000a). Characters (from Braby 2000a): Antennae relatively short, less than half length of costa of fore wing;… Continue reading Eurema

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Catopsilia

Belongs within: Pieridae. Catopsilia, the migrants, is a genus of moderately large, robust, fast-flying pierid butterflies found in tropical and subtropical regions of the Old World (Braby 2000). Characters (from Braby 2000): Antennae relatively short, less than half length of costa of fore wing; hind wing with humeral vein greatly reduced; male with small oval… Continue reading Catopsilia

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Pieridae

Belongs within: Obtectomera.Contains: Euchloe, Pareronia, Colias, Terias, Catopsilia, Eurema, Appias, Belenois, Cepora, Pieris, Delias, Leptosia, Mylothris, Aporia, Anthocharis, Hebomoia. The Pieridae, whites and yellows, are a cosmopolitan family of butterflies with their vernacular names referring to the predominant coloration of most species. The hind wings have a rounded tornus lacking a tail (Braby 2000). Members… Continue reading Pieridae

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Appias

Belongs within: Pieridae. Appias, the albatrosses, is a pantropical genus of butterflies with the higher diversity in the Old World. Species are moderately large and fast-flying. Males have the apex of the fore wing very pointed and strongly produced, and possess a dense patch of long hairs on the ventral surface of abdominal segment 8… Continue reading Appias

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Belenois

Belongs within: Pieridae. Belenois, the caper whites, is a genus of butterflies found in the Old World tropics whose caterpillars feed on species of Capparaceae. The fore wing has veins Sc and R1 united midway and running as a single vein to the costa (Braby 2000). Caterpillars and their capers Published 18 January 2010 Belenois… Continue reading Belenois

Cepora

Belongs within: Pieridae. Cepora, the gulls, is an Indoaustralian genus of butterflies. Members have a dense fringe of hairs on the upper side of the hind wings between the anal veins that is more developed in females; females also have a dense patch of upright scales on the ventral surface of abdominal segment 6 (Braby… Continue reading Cepora

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Delias

Belongs within: Pieridae. Delias, the jezebels, is a genus of butterflies found in the Indo-Pacific region. Larvae of the great majority of species feed on mistletoes and sandalwoods of the Santalales. Adults often have the underside of the wings marked in contrasting patterns of red, yellow and black. The fore wings of Delias have three… Continue reading Delias

Leptosia

Belongs within: Pieridae. Leptosia, the wood whites and spirits, is a genus of butterflies found in Africa, southern Asia and Australia. They are delicate-looking with white wings; a prominent black postmedian spot is present on the fore wing. Fore wings have the radial vein consisting of three branches, and the discocellular vein of each wing… Continue reading Leptosia

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Aporia

Belongs within: Pieridae. Aporia, the black-veined whites, is a Palaearctic butterfly genus. <==Aporia Hübner 1820F55 |–A. crataegiA71 |–A. hippiaI92 | |–A. h. hippiaI92 | `–A. h. japonica Matsumura 1919I92 |–A. leucodyceS72 |–A. potaniniF55 | |–A. p. potaniniF55 | `–A. p. infernalis Bang-Haas 1927F55 `–A. procrisF55 |–A. p. procrisF55 `–A. p. draesekei Bang-Haas 1927F55 *Type species… Continue reading Aporia

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Anthocharis

Belongs within: Pieridae. Anthocharis, the orange tips, is a Holarctic genus of butterflies. <==Anthocharis Boisduval 1832F55 |–A. belia (Linné 1767) [=Euchloe belia]F55 |–A. cardamines [incl. A. cardamines f. femininus Bang-Haas 1938]F55 | |–A. c. cardaminesI92 | |–A. c. hayashiiI92 | `–A. c. issikii Matsumura 1925I92 |–A. cethuraD37 |–A. damoneF55 | |–A. d. damoneF55 | `–A.… Continue reading Anthocharis

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