Republic of the Philippines - Stamps & Postal History


RP Issues of 2005







2005, November 22.  Philippine Butterflies

Litho Offset.  APO Production Unit, Inc.,  Perf. 14 1/4

Singles, Sheets of 100 (10 x 10)



   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 7,830,000.

Photographer:  Catherine Grace Tan

Graphic Artist:  Hans Lerwyn Villarica

Design Coordinator:  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.)




  • Butterflies

  • Insects


Articles by Dr. Ngo TiongTak


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Issues of 2005