Se-tenant Block of 10
Hebemoia glaucippe philippensis
Lexias satrapes hiwaga
Achillides chikae chikae
Delias schoenigi hermeli
Delias levicki justini
* Original quantity is 3,000,000 plus additional printings
of 2,750,000 and renegotiated quantity of 336,000.
** Original quantity is 650,000 B/10 plus additional
printings of 1,500,000 and renegotiated quantity of 143,000.
Ngo Tiong Tak
butterflies from the collection of Justin "Tiny" Nuyda
Note: The Philippine Postal Corporation will continue its
Philippine butterflies definitive series with new stamps dated
"2006". These are needed for the postage rates hike due to increase
in handling costs and the inclusion of value added tax (VAT).
Most of the stamps in this
new series will be modified versions of the definitives issued in
2005. The colored ring behind each butterfly will be removed. The
P7.00 stamps will not have any background color, while the rest will
have the entire background in one color and with a fainter outline
around each butterfly. The first part of this "2006" series includes
a single P1.00 stamp (for make-up rate) and a block of ten P7.00
stamps since the local rate was increased from P6.00 to P7.00
starting January 16, 2006
First Day Covers: Manila
This remarkable fast flying black and
white Papilio swallowtail belongs to the antiphates group.
The species can be found in the island
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.
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
accents this butterfly.
Cheritra 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 hair-like tails.
Category 1 on the list of CITIES as one
of the most endangered species in the world. Habitat: Mountain
Province, Northern Luzon.
1855). National butterfly of the Philippines. This rare
mimetic butterfly is endemic only to the Philippines.
hermeli (Samusawa & Kawamura 1988).
A high altitude butterfly found in Mt.
Kitanlad, Bukidnon, Mindanao.
palinurus daedalus (Felder & Felder 1862).
known as the "green rhapsody".
The green metallic sheen color gives a
semblance of a symphony. while in flight.
justini (Kawamura 1988).
Named after the butterfly
collector Justin Nuyda. Can be found at high altitude. Endemic to
the mountains of Mindanao.
(C. d 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