A butterfly of a family (Pieridae) which includes the whites, brimstones, and sulphurs.
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- Genomic DNA for nymphalid, pierid, and papilionid species was prepared as described in Brower.
- They look like they are pierids, relatives of the cabbage white. I also have been seeing some Plain Tiger butterflies flying through.
- However, in populations where specialist pierid butterflies are the main herbivore, genetically determined glucosinolate levels are quite low.
late 19th century: from modern Latin Pieridae (plural), from Latin pieris 'Muse'.