Definition of Family Pieridae
1. Noun. Arthropod family including cabbage butterflies; sulphur butterflies.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Lepidoptera, Order Lepidoptera
Member holonyms: Pierid, Pierid Butterfly, Cabbage Butterfly, Genus Pieris, Pieris, Sulfur Butterfly, Sulphur Butterfly
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Pieridae
Literary usage of Family Pieridae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Applied Entomology; an Introductory Text-book of Insects in Their Relations by Henry Torsey Fernald (1921)
"family Pieridae.—In this family belong the medium sized or small yellow butterflies of various shades and the white ones, common in all parts of the country ..."
2. The Monthly Microscopical Journal: Transactions of the Royal Microscopical (1869)
"According to the modern arrangement of Doubleday, Westwood, and Hewitson, the family " Pieridae " consists of sixteen genera, and in seven of them, viz. ..."
3. Under the African Sun; a Description of the Native Races in Uganda, Sporting by William John Ansorge, Ernst Hartert (1899)
"It belongs to the family Pieridae. Upperside: both wings slightly greenish-white. Anterior wings with an outer-marginal rather broad black band, ..."
4. How to Know the Butterflies: A Manual of the Butterflies of the Eastern by John Henry Comstock, Anna Botsford Comstock (1904)
"... (Pi-er-ids) family Pieridae (Pi-er'i-dae) THESE butterflies are usually of medium size, but someof them are small ; they are nearly always white, ..."
5. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1893)
"In the same situations were also found similarly colored butterflies belonging to another family (Pieridae), which so closely resembled the others in shape ..."
6. Natural Selection and Tropical Nature: Essays on Descriptive and Theoretical by Alfred Russel Wallace (1895)
"Among the white butterflies forming the family Pieridae (many of which do not greatly differ in appearance from our own ..."
7. Zoology, Descriptive and Practical by Buel Preston Colton (1903)
"The cabbage butterfly belongs to the family Pieridae, genus Pieris, species rapae. There are several species of the genus Pieris, just as there may be ..."