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St. Vincent, Union Island, 1985 issue, Scott's catalog # 194,5,7a&b MNH 6 different butterflies. These stamp pairs are in perfect condition, with no flaws or damage and post office fresh.
Left subject: Vanessa, Cynthia cardui; is a well-known colourful butterfly, known as the Painted Lady, or in North America as the Cosmopolitan. This butterfly has a strange pattern of flying in a sort of screw shape.
Relationship with humans: Vanessa cardui butterflies are raised in many preschool and elementary classrooms to demonstrate the life cycle of a butterfly. Naturally, this is one reason they are so popular amongst children. They are also often found in science fair projects.
Right subject: Zerynthia rumina; The Spanish Festoon, Zerynthia rumina, is a butterfly belonging to the family Papilionidae. It is a widespread species in Spain and frequents most habitats.
Zerynthia rumina is an extremely striking species. In South east France it can be confused with the "southern festoon", Zerynthia polyxena.
Left subject: The Joker or Spotted Joker (Byblia ilithyia) is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in parts of Africa and Asia.
Right subject: The Old World swallowtail (Papilio machaon) is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae. The butterfly is also known as the common yellow swallowtail or simply the swallowtail.
Breeding: Old World swallowtails can easily be bred in captivity.Butterflies can be lured to lay eggs in a backyard garden by keeping plenty of caterpillar food plants in it. Common rue plants are highly appropriate for this.
Left subject: The brown peacock or scarlet peacock (Anartia amathea) is a species of nymphalid butterfly, found primarily in South America. The type locality is probably Suriname, and the species is found from Panama to Argentina; Grenada, Barbados, Antigua. It is reported as common in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, the Brazilian highlands, the eastern Amazon, the Guianas, Venezuela, and Panama, as well as Trinidad and other Caribbean islands.
Right subject: Protogoniomorpha temora, the blue mother-of-pearl or eastern blue beauty, is a butterfly in the Nymphalidae family. It is found in Nigeria, Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, Angola, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Sudan and Ethiopia. The habitat consists of dense forests and riverine thicket.
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