Pieridae


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Related to Pieridae: Nymphalidae, Satyridae, Lycaenidae

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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W N Pieridae Abaeis nicippe Cramer O N Colias eurytheme Boisduval O N Eurema daira Godart O Y Nathalis iole Biosduval O N Phoebis sennae L.
En relacion a las subfamilias, el mayor numero de especies (4) lo presenta Biblidinae de la familia Nymphalidae representando el 18,18% de la riqueza obtenida para este sector; seguido por las subfamilias Danainae y Heliconiinae de la familia Nymphalidae y Coliadinae de la familia Pieridae, con tres especies cada una, que representan el 40,9% de las especies registradas para el sector Pitilla (Figura 2).
Pieridae Energy is in advanced negotiations with various natural gas producers, pipeline operators and LNG customers.
Description of two new Dismorphiini (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) with reflections of endemism in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia
plauta; las demas especies, formas, aberraciones y variedades que historicamente fueron descritas se encuentran sinonimizadas, debido a que los diferentes fenotipos pertenecen a formas estacionales cuyas caracteristicas estan presentes en Nathalis y en otros generos de Pieridae (Douglas & Grula 1978, Shapiro 1976, 1977).
En el muestreo con jama entomologica se colectaron 339 individuos con representantes de las cuatro familias: Pieridae, Lycaenidae, Heperiidae y Nymphalidae distribuidas en 13 subfamilias y 67 especies, entre ellas las mas abundantes en la colecta fueron Ithomiinae y Satyrinae con 96 mariposas cada una.
Una nueva subespecie de Eurema agave Cramer (Lepidoptera: Pieridae; Coliadinae).
The Papilionidae and Pieridae fauna of Mexico has been investigated to-date in an uneven fashion.
Pieridae's unaudited condensed interim financial statements and MD&A are available on our website at www.pieridaeenergy.com and are filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
The purchase price for the acquisition will be satisfied via the payment to Shell of CDN 175m (USD 133m) in cash to be raised by Pieridae through the issuance of term debt and equity, and the issuance of Pieridae common shares to Shell having an aggregate value of CDN 15m (USD 11.4m).
Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) has secured a contract from Pieridae Energy for the proposed Goldboro LNG facility in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Females of Battus polydamas (Papilionidae), Phoebis sennae and Aphrissa statira (Pieridae) oviposit on plant species which generally grow in secondary forests such as Aristolochia spp.