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Stamps featuring Butterflies VI
Stamps featuring Butterflies VI
Stamps featuring Butterflies VI

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue the fourth, fifth and sixth parts of its new definitive series featuring Philippine butterflies.

Kind of Issue: Definitive
Denomination & Quantities: P5.00 - 6,000,000
P21.00 - 1,500,000 (4 designs)
P17.00 - 1,500,000 (4 designs)
Date of Issue: P 5.00 - November 22, 2005
P 21.00 - December 2, 2005
P 17.00 - December 9, 2005
Sheet Composition:   100 (10 x 10)
Size of Stamps: 22mm x 25mm
Perforation: 14 1/4
Printing Process: Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: APO Production Unit, Inc
Photographer: Catherine Grace Tan
Graphic Artist: Hans Lerwyn Villarica
Design Coordinator: Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak
Design: Philippine butterflies from the collection ofJustin "Tiny" Nuyda
Write-up: Justin "Tiny" Nuyda

A veritable paradise for butterfly collectors and nature-lovers, the PHILIPPINES is home to all the families of Rhopalocera (butterfly) in the Indo-Australian region. Be one a collector, a nature-lover, a scientist.... in pursuit of his calling or a captive adventurer driven by the spirit of chase, one will encounter, to his satisfaction and delight, the numerous species found throughout the archipelago.

The epitome of aerial freedom; able to move through our natural world in three dimensions, and mysterious in their fantastic transformations from one stage of their life cycle to the next, butterflies are truly creatures of wonder. Dig into their world, explore their fascinating adaptations and natural history, and see what attracts people from all walks of life to these winged jewels...

  1. Parantica danatti danatti (Talbot, 1936) - This species inhabits forested areas at high elevations in Mindanao, 1200 up 2500 meters. Range: S.E. Mindanao (Mt. Apo, etc.)
     
  2. Cethosia biblis barangingi (Tsukafa, 1985) - Inhabits southernmost Philippines: Bongao, Sibutu, Tawi-Tawi and Jolo. The intense bright red-orange color of the wings in flight makes this species one of the most attractive butterflies.
     
  3. Menalaides polytes ledebouria (Escsholtz, 1821) - Common once upon a time but now uncommon perhaps due to progress. The butterfly can be seen all year round and is distributed throughout the archipelago. Can be found around human habitations and also thrives in secondary forests.
     
  4. Appias nero palawanica (Staudinger, 1889) - A popular orange pierid butterfly distributed in the Chinese peninsula to Sundaland and the Philippines. Subspecies A. n. palawanica can be found in Palawan. The female has three forms- orange, yellow and white discal band on its wings.
     
  5. Udara tyotaroi (Eliot & Kawazoe, 1983) - Found only in the high altitude areas of Mt. Apo, Southern Mindanao. This tiny butterfly belongs to the Lycaenidae family, commonly known as hairstreaks, pearls or blues, due to the metallic iridiscent light to dark blue color sheen.
     
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Stamps and official first day covers will be available starting the respective first days of issue, at the Philatelic Service, Door 2003, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000, Manila and all regional offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.