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St. Vincent, Union Island, 1985 issue, Scott's catalog # 194a&194b MNH 2 different butterflies. This stamp pair is 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.
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