May 10. Philippine Butterflies - Definitives
APO Production Unit, Inc., Perf 14 1/4
Singles, Sheets of 100 (10 x 10)
2p Arhopala anthelus impar
- Singles (3,190,000)*
Parantica danatti danatti
- Singles (4,410,000) **
* Original quantity is 2,000,000 plus additional printing
of 1,000,000 and renegotiated quantity of 190,000.
** Original quantity is 2,500,000 plus additional printing
of 1,500,000 and renegotiated quantity of 410,000.
Ngo Tiong Tak
butterflies from the collection of Justin "Tiny" Nuyda
The Philippine Postal
Corporation will continue its Philippine butterflies definitive
series with two new stamps dated “2006” for use as make-up rates
necessitated by the increase in local postage rates effective
January 16, 2006.
The P2.00 is a new value in the
definitive series, and features a new butterfly.
The P5.00 stamps is a modified
version of the previous P5.00 stamp).
First Day Covers: Manila
is a very large
Lycaenidae. They are the
type genus of the
Arhopalini. It contains over 200
species collectively known as
oakblues. They occur from
Asia south and east of the
Australia and the
Solomon Islands of
Melanesia. Like in many of their
caterpillars are attended and
sexual dichromatism is often
prominent in adult oakblues.
This species inhabits forested areas at high elevations in Mindanao,
1200 up to 2000 meters. Range: S.E. Mindanao (Mt. Apo, etc.)