Canary Islands large white

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Canary Islands large white
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Pieris
P. cheiranthi
Binomial name
Pieris cheiranthi
(Hübner, 1808)

The Canary Islands large white (Pieris cheiranthi) is a species of butterfly in the family Pieridae. It is endemic to the Canary Islands (Spain).[1]

Its natural habitat is temperate forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. The wingspan is 57–66 millimetres (2.2–2.6 in). The butterfly flies from March to October. The larvae feed on Tropaeolum majus (nasturtiums) and Crambe strigosa.


  1. ^ a b van Swaay, C.; Wynhoff, I.; Verovnik, R.; Wiemers, M.; López Munguira, M.; Maes, D.; Sasic, M.; Verstrael, T.; Warren, M. & Settele, J. (2010). "Pieris cheiranthi". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2010: e.T39484A10227844. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-1.RLTS.T39484A10227844.en. Retrieved 1 December 2017.

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