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Synonyms for pierid

any of numerous pale-colored butterflies having three pairs of well-developed legs

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The dainty sulphur is a very small pierid butterfly that normally ranges from Florida and Texas, to southern California.
At or above 10[degrees] C, pierid butterflies can, through "shivering" and "lateral basking," generate enough thoracic heat for flight muscles to function (Douglas 1978).
rubecula is host specific, it rarely attacks native pierids in the field (Van Driesche et al.
The evolutionary significance of redundancy and variability in phenotypic-induction mechanisms of pierid butterflies (Lepidoptera).
rapae means its density on the landscape as a whole is also likely to be lower, which should help reduce its parasitism rates to native pierids such as Pieris oleracea Harris (Her lihy 2012).