(Duponchel, 1832 )
The Pieridae are a large family of butterflies with about 76 genera containing approximately 1,100 species. Located mainly in tropical areas of Africa and Asia.
Most of the butterflies Pieridi are white, yellow or orange, often with black spots. The pigments that give the distinct coloring to these butterflies are derived from
waste products in the body and are a feature of this family. It is believed that the name of the butterflies originates from a specific member of this family
- Gonepteryx rhamni -. What it has been called the "butter-colored fly" from the early British naturalists.
The larvae (caterpillars) of some of these species, such as Pieris brassicae and Pieris rapae, are frequent in the gardens and are known agricultural pests.