In Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull (VC38), the Pieridae family is represented by seven (7) species. The pigment (whites, yellows and oranges) are derived from uric acid waste products which deposit themselves on the wing scales during pupation. The pupae of all species from the Pieridae family are positioned in an upright fashion, with a single silk girdle around the middle of the pupae. The family is split into three sub families, the Coliadinae, Dismorphiinae and Pierinae.
More information about their status is available by clicking on the species photos below.