Friday, May 27, 2011

Butterflies of Singapore

Singapore Post released a beautiful set of stamps, on April 21, 2010 and representing 4 species of Butterflies, featured on this registered cover.  The species are:

1st Local - Common Birdwing (Troides helena)
It a large and beautiful butterfly having seventeen subspecies and often found in the wildlife trade due to its popularity  with butterfly collectors.

80¢ - Tailed Jay (Graphium agamemnon)
It is a predominantly green and black tropical butterfly also called Green-Spotted Triangle, Tailed Green Jay, or the Green  Triangle.  It is a common,  nonthreatened species native to India, Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia.

Back of cover with Parcel PO and Delivery Office postmarks (18/19/20.05.11)
$1.10 - Common Posy (Drupadia ravindra
This is a small butterfly with a wingspan of about 3cm to 3.5cm.  It has a swift, darting flight and can be found in primary and secondary forest, and is usually seen along forest trails.

$2 - Blue Glassy Tiger (Ideopsis vulgaris)
It is a black and bluish-white butterfly.  Males do not have any special sex-marks on the wings.

Official FDC issued by Singapore Post

150 Years of Singapore Botanical Garden strip of 4 se-teanant stamps...

... and Miniature Sheet

Pond Life Definitive Set (Small Denominations)
Thank you very much Terence for these wonderful stamps!  :)

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