Overview

Brief Summary

Introduction

Introduction:

The cabbage whites are an almost cosmopolitan group. Pieris rapae is a pest of cole crops.

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Introduction

The cabbage whites are an almost cosmopolitan group. Pieris rapae is a pest of cole crops.

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Ecology

Associations

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Epicampocera succincta is endoparasitoid of larva of Pieris (zoo)

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

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Specimen Records:1,118Public Records:268
Specimens with Sequences:994Public Species:29
Specimens with Barcodes:958Public BINs:11
Species:43         
Species With Barcodes:37         
          
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Barcode data: Pieris canidia palaearctica

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 2 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.  Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.  See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

AACTTTATATTTTATTTTCGGAATTTGATCAGGAATAGTAGGAACATCTTTAAGTTTACTAATTCGAACTGAATTAGGAAACCCAGGGTTTCTAATTGGAGATGATCAAATTTATAATACTATTGTAACAGCTCATGCTTTTATTATAATTTTTTTTATAGTAATACCTATTATAATTGGAGGATTCGGTAATTGATTAGTACCTTTAATATTAGGGGCTCCTGATATAGCTTTCCCACGAATAAATAACATAAGATTTTGATTACTCCCCCCTTCATTAACTTTATTAATTTCAAGAAGAATTGTAGAAAATGGAGCAGGAACAGGATGAACAGTGTACCCCCCACTTTCATCTAATATTGCTCATAGAGGTTCTTCAGTAGATTTAGCCATTTTTTCTTTACATTTAGCTGGAATTTCTTCAATTTTAGGAGCTATTAATTTTATTACAACTATTATTAATATACGTATTAGAAATATATCATTTGACCAAATACCACTATTTGTATGAGCTGTAGGAATCACAGCTTTACTTTTATTATTATCATTGCCAGTTCTAGCAGGAGCAATTACAATACTTTTAACAGACCGAAATTTAAATACTTCATTTTTTGACCCCGCTGGAGGGGGAGATCCTATTCTTTACCAGCACTTATTT
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Pieris canidia palaearctica

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Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Barcode data

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Specimen Records:2Public Records:1
Specimens with Sequences:2Public Species:1
Specimens with Barcodes:2Public BINs:1
Species:2         
Species With Barcodes:2         
          
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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Artogeia

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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Pieris

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Wikipedia

Pieris (butterfly)

Veined White (Pieris napi)

Pieris, the whites or garden whites, is a widespread genus of butterflies of the family Pieridae. Many species of this genus have caterpillars which feed on cabbage and other members of the Brassicaceae. The chemical basis of this association with a certain plant group has been studied for over 100 years, and is now known to occur via a number of biochemical adaptations to chemicals called glucosinolates in these plants. In contrast to most other insects, Pieris caterpillars are able to detoxify these chemicals, and have become so specialised that they will not eat any food without glucosinolates. The Pieris females, in turn, check for the presence of glucosinolates before laying eggs on a plant. The crop-damaging species have spread from Eurasia to most of the rest of the world and are considered pest insects almost everywhere.

The females of many Pieris butterflies are UV reflecting, while the male wings are strongly UV absorbing due to pigments in the scales.[citation needed]

Species and notable subspecies[edit]

Arranged alphabetically.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pieris, funet.fi
  2. ^ Pieris, BioLib.cz

Further reading[edit]

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