Pieridae,

Pohl, Greg, Anweiler, Gary, Schmidt, Christian & Kondla, Norbert, 2010, An annotated list of the Lepidoptera of Alberta, Canada, ZooKeys 38 (38), pp. 1-549: 170

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.3897/zookeys.38.383

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3789046

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B2F256-9F85-A48F-E6A7-FE17FC7DADB5

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Pieridae
status

 

50. Pieridae  – whites, marbles, and sulphurs

Members of this family are medium-sized butterflies without tails; most have predominantly white, yellow, or orange wings. Th e hindwings have two anal veins. Androconial scales are usually present on the dorsal wing surfaces. Forelegs do not have an epiphysis on the tibia. Larvae feed on a variety of plants.

Approximately 1000 species of Pieridae  are known worldwide. Seventy-three species are known from North America, 23 of which are reported from AB.