pierid

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Related to pierids: Lycaenidae, Satyridae, Nymphalidae

pierid

(ˈpaɪərɪd)
n
(Animals) any pieridine butterfly
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Noun1.pierid - any of numerous pale-colored butterflies having three pairs of well-developed legspierid - 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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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).
rubecula is host specific, it rarely attacks native pierids in the field (Van Driesche et al.
rapae) and lessening the damage to non-target native pierids from C.