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Pieridae (orange-tips, sulphurs, whites, and whites and sulphurs)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Pieridae are a large family of butterflies with about 76 genera containing about 1,100 species, mostly from tropical Africa and tropical Asia with some varieties in the more northern regions of North America. Most pierid butterflies are white, yellow, or orange in coloration, often with black spots. The pigments that give the distinct coloring to these butterflies are derived from waste products in the body and are a characteristic of this family. The sexes usually differ, often in the pattern or number of the black markings.
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Genus

Abaeis (2)
Anteos (Angled sulpher) (3)
Anthocharis (Sara orange-tip) (16)
Aoa (1)
Aphrissa (Butterfly) (8)
Aporia (32)
Appias (Albatross butterfly) (39)
Archonias (1)
Ascia (5)
Baltia (2)
Belenois (Butterfly) (30)
Calopieris (1)
Catasticta (91)
Catopsilia (Emigrant butterfly) (9)
Cepora (Butterfly) (23)
Charonias (2)
Colias (Clouded sulpher) (83)
Colotis (Tip butterfly) (48)
Cunizza (1)
Delias (Butterfly) (235)
Dercas (4)
Dismorphia (Butterfly) (29)
Dixeia (Small Whites) (10)
Elodina (26)
Elphinstonia (4)
Enantia (9)
Eroessa (1)
Eronia (vagrants) (2)
Eucheira (1)
Euchloe (Large marble butterfly) (16)
Eurema (Fairy yellow) (56)
Gandaca (2)
Ganyra (3)
Gideona (1)
Glennia (2)
Glutophrissa (8)
Gonepteryx (brimstones) (11)   (1)
Hebomoia (Orange) (2)
Hesperocharis (11)
Hypsochila (6)
Infraphulia (3)
Itaballia (Butterfly) (3)
Ixias (16)
Kricogonia (2)
Leodonta (5)
Leptidea (8)
Leptophobia (17)
Leptosia (wood whites) (9)
Leuciacria (1)
Leucidia (2)
Lieinix (6)
Mathania (4)
Melete (6)
Mesapia (1)
Moschoneura (1)
Mylothris (Dotted Borders) (55)
Nathalis (Dwarf yellow) (2)
Neophasia (2)
Nepheronia (vagrants) (4)
Pareronia (Butterfly) (10)
Patia (3)
Pereute (Butterfly) (9)
Perrhybris (White butterfly) (3)
Phoebis (Orange sulpher) (8)
Phulia (4)
Piercolias (3)
Pieriballia (1)
Pieris (fetterbush) (24)   (2)
Pierphulia (3)
Pinacopteryx (Zebra White) (1)
Pontia (White butterfly) (14)
Prestonia (1)
Prioneris (7)
Pseudopieris (2)
Pseudopontia (1)
Pyrisitia (11)
Reliquia (1)
Rhabdodryas (1)
Saletara (3)
Tatochila (12)
Teriocolias (1)
Theochila (1)
Udaiana (1)
Zegris (3)
Zerene (Butterfly) (2)

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