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WHITES and SULPHURS


FAMILY PIERIDAE

The Pieridae are a large family of butterflies with about 76 genera containing approximately 1,100 species, mostly from tropical Africa and Asia.
Most pierid butterflies are white, yellow or orange in coloration, often with black spots. The pigments that give the
distinct colouring to these butterflies are derived from waste products in the body and are a characteristic of this family.
It is believed that the name "butterfly" originated from a member of this family the Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni
which was called the "butter-coloured fly" by early British naturalists.
The sexes usually differ, often in the pattern or number of the black markings. Males of many species
exhibit gregarious mud-puddling behavior when they may imbibe salts from moist soils.

The text above is from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and is licensed under the GFDL.

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Cloudless Sulphur
Cloudless Sulphur
Cloudless Sulphur
Cloudless Sulphur
Cloudless Sulphur
Cloudless Sulphur
Dainty Sulphur
Dainty Sulphur
Barred Yellow
Barred Yellow
GREAT SOUTHERN WHITE
GREAT SOUTHERN WHITE
Sleepy Orange-Female Summer Form
Sleepy Orange-Female Summer Form
Sleepy Orange
Sleepy Orange
Cabbage White Immaculata Form
Cabbage White Immaculata Form
Cabbage White
Cabbage White
Cabbage White-Male
Cabbage White-Male
Cabbage White-Female
Cabbage White-Female
Cabbage Whites Mating-N
Cabbage Whites Mating-N
Cabbage White
Cabbage White
Clouded Sulphur
Clouded Sulphur
Clouded Sulphur
Clouded Sulphur
Clouded Sulphur-Female
Clouded Sulphur-Female
Clouded Sulphur-Male
Clouded Sulphur-Male
Clouded Sulphur-Female and Male
Clouded Sulphur-Female and Male
Orange Sulphur
Orange Sulphur
Orange Sulphur Female
Orange Sulphur Female
Orange Sulphur
Orange Sulphur
Clouded/Orange Sulphur-White Form
Clouded/Orange Sulphur-White Form
Clouded/Orange Sulphur-White Form
Clouded/Orange Sulphur-White Form
Orange Sulphur
Orange Sulphur