lundi 1 août 2011

Malaysian butterflies! Des papillons de Malaisie!

 A great thank to Terrence for this cover with a complete set of 5 stamps showing us some nice asian butterflies (date of issue : 1996).

 From left to right and top to bottom, you can admire : 
     - The Royal Assyrian (Terinos terpander), one of the 8 species in the genius Terinos. This species inhabits rainforest at elevations between sea level and about 600 metres. It tends to be found in open areas such as along roadsides, boardwalks and wider forest trails.
    - The Painted Jezebel (Delias hyparete), a medium sized butterfly of the Family Pieridae found in Asia.
     -  The Rajah Brooke's Birdwing (Trogonoptera brookiana) is a distinctive black and electric-green birdwing butterfly from the rainforests. This butterfly is the national butterfly of Malaysia.
     - The Wavy-line Glory (Melanocyma faunula) breeds in primary rainforest at altitudes between sea level and about 1000m.
     - The Common bluebottle (Graphium sarpedon) is a species of swallowtail butterfly found in South and Southeast AsiaGraphium sarpedon is the most widespread and common of the Oriental species, found from India and Sri Lanka to China and Japan; and from Malaya to Borneo, Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, Bali, New Guinea, eastern Australia, and the Solomon Islands.

 Terrence has completed the franking with a stamp part of the set of three (1998) dedicated to trains and modernization of rail transport.

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