pierid butterfly


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Noun1.pierid butterfly - any of numerous pale-colored butterflies having three pairs of well-developed legspierid butterfly - any of numerous pale-colored butterflies having three pairs of well-developed legs
butterfly - diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings
family Pieridae, Pieridae - arthropod family including cabbage butterflies; sulphur butterflies
cabbage butterfly - white butterfly whose larvae (cabbageworms) feed on cabbage
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In 1999 the pierid butterfly, the dainty sulphur, Nathalis iole appeared in Ohio in good numbers for the first time in 68 years.
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.