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Butterfly May 2008-3a.jpg
Pieris rapae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Pierinae


The Pierinae are a large subfamily of Pierid butterflies. The subfamily is one of several clades of butterflies often referred to as the Whites. It includes the following species (additional species can be found under the tribes listed in the box to the right):

Further reading[edit]

  • Glassberg, Jeffrey (2001). Butterflies through Binoculars, The West.
  • Guppy, Crispin S. and Shepard, Jon H. (2001). Butterflies of British Columbia.
  • James, David G. and Nunnallee, David (2011). Life Histories of Cascadia Butterflies.
  • Pelham, Jonathan (2008). Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada.
  • Pyle, Robert Michael (2002). The Butterflies of Cascadia.

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