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Genus Pyrisitia

Little Yellow? - Pyrisitia lisa - male - female Little Yellow - Pyrisitia lisa Sunshine - Pyrisitia lisa Little Yellow - Pyrisitia lisa Tailed orange in Collin County - Pyrisitia proterpia Is this a Little Yellow? view 2 - Pyrisitia lisa Little Yellow - Pyrisitia lisa Little Yellow - Pyrisitia lisa
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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)
Subfamily Coliadinae (Sulphurs and Yellows)
Genus Pyrisitia
Explanation of Names
The species placed in Pyrisitia will often be seen listed as Eurema, and opinions vary as to whether Pyrisitia is worth recognizing as a distinct genus or even subgenus. Based just on the appearance of species included in this genus versus those included in Eurema, the asignment of species to one genus or the other almost appears random, with species that look totally different included together in the same genus, and others that look very similar separated. This will probably be a debated subject for some time to come. However, at present the treatments seen at Butterflies of America and in Jonathan Pehlam's 'A Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada' are followed here.
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