Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the series Papilioniformes — many white and yellow butterflies.

Etymologies

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Pieris +‎ -idae

Examples

  • The endemic fauna of the desert include lizards such as Tropidurus peruvianus, T. theresiae, T. Thoracicus, Ctenoblepharis adspersus, the ratón de sechura Phyllotis gerbillus, butterflies of the family Pieridae and an endangered bird like the Phytotoma raymondii.

    Sechura desert

  • Papilio and Charaxes are well represented and Pieridae and Lycaenidae are also present.

    Ethiopian montane grasslands and woodlands

  • It is most strongly manifested in the Papilios and the Pieridae, and consists in the forewings being either strongly curved or abruptly bent near the base, or in the extremity being elongated and often somewhat hooked.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • The Pieridae (white and yellow butterflies) which wander more, and from frequenting open grounds, are more liable to be blown out to sea, seem about equally related to those of Java, Australia, and the Moluccas.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • Papilios, and pretty Pieridae, and dark, rich Euphaeas, many of them new, furnished a constant source of interest and pleasing occupation.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • (Pieridae), several of which I had already found at Lombock and at

    The Malay Archipelago

  • Ten species of Pieridae have the same character, and in four or five of the Nymphalidae it is also very distinctly marked.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • In the family of the Pieridae, or white butterflies, the difference is not quite so great, owing perhaps to the more wandering habits of the group; but it is still very remarkable.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • A beautiful pale blue and black butterfly, which flutters along near the ground among the thickets, and settles occasionally upon flowers, was one of the most striking; and scarcely less so, was one with a rich orange band on a blackish ground — these both belong to the Pieridae, the group that contains our common white butterflies, although differing so much from them in appearance.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • Species belonging to the families Nymphalidae and Pieridae are good candidates for farming, as they are in much demand from dealers.

    5 Application to Other Nations

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