family Pieridae


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Noun1.family Pieridae - arthropod family including cabbage butterflies; sulphur butterflies
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Lepidoptera, order Lepidoptera - moths and butterflies
pierid, pierid butterfly - any of numerous pale-colored butterflies having three pairs of well-developed legs
cabbage butterfly - white butterfly whose larvae (cabbageworms) feed on cabbage
genus Pieris, Pieris - type genus of the Pieridae
sulfur butterfly, sulphur butterfly - any of numerous yellow or orange butterflies
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From Lepidoptera six species (Pieris brassicae, Anaphaeis aurota, Eurema nicippe, Eurema smilax, Catopsilia pomona and Pieris canidia) belonging to family Pieridae and one species each from Nymphalidae (Vanessa cardui), Erebidae (Callimorpha sp.) and Sphingidae (Macroglossum nycteris) were found to visit B.

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