decolor stratos -
Parantica danatti danatti
* Original quantity is 4,500,000 plus
additional printings of 2,750,000 delivered December 2006.
** Original quantity is 4,000,000 plus additional printings of
3,000,000 delivered December 2006.
Ngo Tiong Tak
butterflies from the collection of Justin "Tiny" Nuyda
The Philippine Postal Corporation will continue
its Philippine butterflies definitive series with new stamps dated
"2006". Due to the increase in
local postage rates starting January 16, 2006, there is a huge
demand for P1.00 and P5.00 stamps. To cope with this demand, these
two values have to be ordered from a different printer. The
same butterflies are featured, but the stamps came out very
different from printings made by the regular printer. A blue
security band is printed below the design, and there are white
borders around the stamps.
First Day Covers: Manila
1p Arisbe decolor stratos (Rothschild, 1895).
This remarkable fast flying black and
gray Papilio swallowtail belongs to the antiphates group. The
species can be found in the island of Mindoro.
5p Parantica danatti danatti (Talbot, 1936).
This species inhabits forested areas at
high elevations in Mindanao, 1200 up to 2000 meters.
S.E. Mindanao (Mt. Apo, etc)