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Family Pieridae - Whites, Sulphurs, Yellows

Pine White - Neophasia menapia - male What is this??? and what will it turn into? - Phoebis philea Cloudless Sulphur For Illinois In August - Phoebis sennae Large Orange Sulphur = Phoebis agarithe - Phoebis agarithe - female Great Southern White caterpillar, first(?) instar, with droplets on hairs #65 - Colias Cloudless Sulphur - Phoebis sennae Falcate orangetip - Anthocharis midea
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Pieridae (Whites, Sulphurs, Yellows)
Other Common Names
Pierids
Numbers
~60 spp. in 16 genera in our area, ~1,100 spp. in ~80 genera total
Identification
Adults, medium to small wings white, yellow, or orange, with some black or red; many have hidden ultraviolet patterns used in courtship.
Food
larval hosts are mostly Brassicaceae; for most Sulphurs, Fabaceae
Life Cycle
There may be more than one generation per year. Females lay columnar eggs on leaves, buds or stems. Usually overwinter as larvae or pupae.