Se-tenant Blocks of 10 (1,223,000)*
6p Hebemoia glaucippe
6p Moduza urdaneta
6p Lexias satrapes
6p Cheritra Orpheus
6p Achilledes chikae
6p Arisbe ideaoides
6p Delias schoenigi
6p Delias levicki
6p Troidaes magellanus
Original quantity: 1,175,000 B/10 plus additional
renegotiated quantity of 48,000, total of
Photographer: Catherine Grace Tan
Graphic Artist: Hans Lerwyn Villarica
Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak
Designs: From the collection of Justin "Tiny" Nuyda
First Day Covers: Manila
Butterflies are not only an important order of
insects confronting nature lovers, collectors and scientists with
innumerable unsolved problems, neither are they dangerous pests
threatening man's economy with great financial losses. Butterflies
are frequently his friends in the struggle to achieve harvest and,
if he takes the trouble to look closely, are often creatures of
unexpected beauty; the colors and forms of these living jewels are
magnificent. It will require more that ordinary skill for an artist
to reproduce the metallic shimmer of gloss sheen seen in some of the
tropical winged jewels. The satisfaction, excitement and delight of
the nature lover or the collector who discovers the rare species
which has eluded him, is beyond description.
The conservation of our wildlife and our butterflies
in particular, some of which are on the verge of extinction, is very
important and some thought should be given for its conservation. Let
us protect our forests.
6p Hebemoia glaucippe philippensis (Wallace,
1893). The largest butterfly in the Pieridae family. The
overall color is white, occasionally with yellow tinge. The bright
orange triangular marking on the apical forewing is very striking,
thus it is given the common name "orange tip".
urdaneta aynii (J. Nuyda 1993).
Recently discovered new nymphalid
subspecies from Camiguin Island, Babuyanes Group, Northern Luzon. A fast flying
butterfly that can be found only in forested areas.
satrapes hiwaga (J. Nuyda & Kawamura 1989).
Considered as one of the most beautiful
diurnal butterfly in Southeast Asia. A luminous purple blue band on
the hind wing with white spot markings on the upper forewing accents
orpheus (C. & R.
Felder 1862). This butterfly belongs to the Lycaenidae family. Popularly known as the
"golden-tailed hairstreak" due to the golden metallic color and long
(Igarashi 1965). Category 1 on the list of CITIES as one of
the most endangered species in the world. Habitat: Mountain
Province, Northern Luzon.
ideaoides ideaoides (Hewitson
1855). National butterfly of the Philippines. This rare
mimetic butterfly is endemic only to the Philippines.
schoenigi hermeli (Samusawa
& Kawamura 1988). A high altitude butterfly found in Mt.
palinurus daedalus (Felder & Felder 1862).
More known as the "green rhapsody". The
green metallic sheen color gives a semblance of a symphony while in
6p Delias levicki
1988). Named after the butterfly collector Justin Nuyda. Can be found at high altitude. Endemic
to the mountains of Mindanao.
magellanus (C. & R. Felder 1862). One of the largest
butterflies in the Philippines and classified as a bird wing.
Category no. 3 to the CITES list of endangered species.