Asian cabbage white Pieris canidia, photographed by John Horstman.

Belongs within: Pieridae.

Pieris, the whites, is a genus of butterflies with caterpillars feeding on Brassicaceae. Some species of this genus have become cosmopolitan pests on Brassica species.

<==Pieris Schrank 1801 F55
    |--P. beckerii GE05
    |--P. brassicae GE05
    |--P. bryoniae Ochsenheimer 1808 B08
    |--P. canidia Sparrman 1768 F55
    |--P. cisseis F55
    |    |--P. c. cisseis F55
    |    `--P. c. reducta Mell 1938 F55
    |--P. formosana Wallace & Moore 1866 WM66
    |--P. hippo [incl. P. eleonora] WM66
    |--P. napi (Linnaeus 1758) B08
    `--P. rapae (Linnaeus 1758) F55

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B08] Bálint, Z. 2008. Lepidoptera collections of historical importance in the Hungarian Natural History Museum. Annales Historico-Naturales Musei Nationalis Hungarici 100 (17-35).

[F55] Franz, E. 1955. Die Typen und Typoide des Natur-Museums Senckenberg, 16). Insecta, Lepidoptera, Pieridae. Senckenbergiana Biologica 36: 339-367.

[GE05] Grimaldi, D., & M. S. Engel. 2005. Evolution of the Insects. Cambridge University Press: New York.

[WM66] Wallace, A. R., & F. Moore. 1866. List of lepidopterous insects collected at Takow, Formosa, by Mr. R. Swinhoe. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1866: 355-365.

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