5p Parantica Danatti danatti - Singles (7,830,000)*
Original quantity: 6,000,000 plus additional printing of 1,500,000 and
renegotiated quantity of 330,000, 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 fascinate nature-lovers and experts alike. People of all
ages around the world enjoy writing essays and poems, photographing
them and even pursuing them. Stories, tales, dreams, traditions and
myths refer to butterflies as symbols of happiness, death, freedom
and the flights of fancy.
The Philippines is one
of the countries in the world that ranks high in the diversity of
more than 1,700 species and subspecies of butterflies. This makes
our country an important haven for these winged jewels. This also
makes the task of butterfly conservation all the more urgent here in
our country. In the William's Worldmap Computer Program, Philippine
butterflies play an important role in the evaluation of the
diversity of the subspecies, species and genera.
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.)