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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Butterflies Singapore

Sing post will issue a set of four stamps featuring various species of Butterflies. Butterflies belong to a group of insects known as Lepidoptera and are mostly day flying. They are most active during the warmer part of the day. Found where ever there are plants, be it in your neighborhood garden, wildlife refuges, open grasslands or nature parks.

Common Posy (Drupadia ravindra moorei) is a relatively common forest butterfly, usually found along jungle paths near sunlit spots, has a unique habit of returning to the same leaf to rest .

Blue Glassy Tiger (Ideopsis vulgaris macrina) shares the same habitats with the Dark Glassy Tiger. When these two species fly together, it is difficult to separate them, but once they stop to feed, the presence of a transverse black bar in the forestwing cell identifies it as the former.

Common Birdwing (Troides helena cerberus) is a beautiful and large butterfly belonging to the swallowtail family. With a wingspan of about 13-15 cm for males and upto 18 cm for females, the butterfly is essentially a jungle species.

Tailed Jay (Graphium agamemnon agamemnon), also commonly known as Green Spotted Triangle, Tailed Green JAy or the Green triangle, is a swift-flying butterfly and often found flitting from flower to flower sipping the nectar.
Title: Butterflies
Date of Issue: 21 April 2010
Country: Singapore
Denominations: 1st local, 80c, $1.10, $2.00