The Pieridae Family includes Whites and Sulphurs which are usually small to medium-sized butterflies and are mostly white, yellow, or orange. These butterflies commonly participate in mass migrations. Examples of some butterflies in this family include Cabbage White, Sleepy Orange, and Clouded Sulphur.
The Pieridae Family in the United States includes around 60 species of the 1100 species found worldwide. The Whites, Sulphurs, and Yellows mid-sized butterflies are aptly named: being yellow or white in color, with some having orange tips or greenish marbling on their wings. The most common U.S. butterfly, the Cabbage White, comes from the Pieridae family.
ID Guide: Pieridae Family Side-by-Side Photo Comparison
Use the side-by-side comparison of the images below to identify the Whites and Sulphurs butterflies in the Pieridae Family. Click on the butterfly image to see additional butterfly photos, descriptions, and its flight range map.