Pieridae


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Pieridae

[pī′er·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of lepidopteran insects in the superfamily Papilionoidea including white, sulfur, and orange-tip butterflies; characterized by the lack of a prespiracular bar at the base of the abdomen.

Pieridae

 

a family of insects of the suborder Heteroptera (Frenatae). They are diurnal butterflies. The wing spread is up to 8 cm. Most of the Pieridae species of moderate width are characterized by white or yellow coloring with black tracery. There are more than 500 species altogether; in the USSR there are approximately 80 species. Individual genera of Pieridae are generally associated with specific plant families: for example, the pierids (Pieris) with crucifers, and the sulfur butterfly (Colias) with legumes. Some members of the Pieridae family are harmful to agricultural crops and trees; these include the caterpillars of the cabbage butterfly, the Russian turnip butterfly, and the turnip butterfly, which sometimes devastate fields of cabbage, turnips, and other plants, and the caterpillar of the blackveined white butterfly, which harms seed-fruit and stone-fruit crops. Harmful Pieridae are exterminated by mechanical means (such as destroying the “winter nests” containing the blackveined white butterfly caterpillars) or by chemical means (such as sprinkling or dusting with intestinal-acting or contact insecticides).

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In order to clarify the formalities pertaining to the declaration and payment of the special dividend within the parameters of the Arrangement and to comply with the policies of the Exchange, Petrolia and Pieridae have entered into an agreement to amend certain provisions of the plan of arrangement forming part of the Arrangement Agreement (the "Fourth Amendment").
Three families of butterflies can be easily distinguished from each other, as Nymphalidae have predominantly orange or pale brown colours, reduced forelegs, large, prominent knobs at the tips of their antennae; Papilionidae are diurnal and heliophilous (sun loving), medium to large in size; Pieridae are predominantly white, creamy, yellow or light orange colours and are predominantly black or dark colours With distinct spots underside and upper side of wings.
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This is usually the case of the Nymphalidae, the Pieridae, the Uranidae, the Noctu-idae, and the Sphyngidae (the latter, even though they move fast, up to 37 mi/h [60 km/h], do not form gregarious swarms).
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Lepidoptera diversity of an Ecuadorian lowland rain forest (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae, Pieridae, Nymphalidae, Saturniidae, Sphingidae).
arbela es una especie no aposematica, de vuelo rapido, muy comun en sitios abiertos y soleados, los registros de parasitoidismo de las especies de la familia Pieridae se concentran principalmente en las especies del genero Pieris, de importancia economica (e.