pierid butterfly

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Synonyms for pierid butterfly

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.
Thermoregulatory adaptations allowing ecological range expansion by the Pierid butterfly Nathalis iole Boisduval.
Female-biased dispersal in relation to availability to local larval host plants has been suggested in another pierid butterfly, Colias philodice eriphyle (Tabashnik 1981).