The Pieridae are a large family of with 76 genera and 1100 species of butterflies. They are mostly found in Asia and Africa. These butterflies have white and yellow colouration often with black spots. The male and female differ in their pattern and number of black markings.
These butterflies feed on crops and are often considered as pests. The males are mud-puddlers and extract salt from moist soil.
The Pieridae are further divided into four sub-families viz. Dismorphiinae, Pseudopontiinae, Pierinae and Coliadinae.
We spotted the following butterflies in this family:
- The Common Jazebel (Delias eucharis) Read More
- The Cabbage White (Pieris canidia) Read More
- The Great Orange Tip (Hebomoia glaucippe) Read More
- The Common Emigrant Catopsilia pomona) Read more
- The Common Grass Yellow (Eurema hecabe) Read More