2007, August 7. Philippine Butterflies
Amstar Company, Inc. Perf. 13 1/2
Sheets of 100 (10 x 10)
magellanus magellanus - Singles (1,000,000)
17p Achillides palinurus
daedalus - Singles (1,000,000)
Note: Actual First Day of Issue for
the 17p is August 21.
First Day Covers: Manila
One of the largest butterflies in the Philippines and classified as
a bird wing. Has the
ability to show a blue-green sheen if viewed frojm an oblique angle.
Inhabits most of the Philippines except the western islands.
Achillides palinurus daedalus.
More known as the "green
rhapsody". The green metallic sheen color gives a semblance of a
symphony while in flight.