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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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The Pierid butterflies of the Genera Hypsochila Ureta, Phulia Herrich-Schaffer, Infraphulia Field, Pierphulia Field, and Piercolias Staudinger.
Interspecific pairings have been reported in Nymphalid [17-19], Lycaenid [20], Pierid [21], and Papilionid [6,13,14,22] butterflies.
chapmanii, of which the most abundant were pierid caterpillars (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) belonging to 3 species, Abaeis nicippe (Cramer) (the sleepy orange), Phoebis philea (L.) (the orange-barred sulfur), and Phoebis sennae (L.) (the cloudless sulfur).
(1.9.47-50) In fact, I was singing praises for you even in my frenzy of mind: but now I am ashamed of myself and the Pierid Muses.
Temporal-dependent female choice is characteristic of bivoltine pierid butterflies, Leptidea reali, with spring generation females exhibiting higher male rejection rates than summer generation females (Friberg & Wiklund, 2007).
(2000): The use of specimen-label databases for conservation purposes: an example using Mexican Papilionid and Pierid butterflies.
Soberon JM, Llorente JB, Onate L (2000) The use of specimen-label databases for conservation purposes: an example using Mexican Papilionid and Pierid butterflies.