Moldova:New Stamps on Butterflies

Moldova post issued a set of four stamps featuring exotic butterflies from the collection of the National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History of Moldova.

\"moldova1 L – Thysania agrippina; it is a large moth in the Noctuidae family. It has numerous common names, including White Witch, Birdwing Moth, Ghost Moth, Great Grey Witch, and Great Owlet Moth. It has a wingspan of up to 31 cm, making it the Lepidopteran with the biggest wingspan.

1,75 L – Papilio blumei; the Peacock or Green Swallotail (Papilio blumei) is a butterfly of the Papilionidae family. It is found only on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The wingspan of the butterfly is 120–140 mm. The colors on the wings of some of these butterflies are metallic and are eye catchy especially when viewed from a particular angle. For instance, the center of the concave surface reflects a yellow-green light and the edges reflect a blue light.

1, 75 L – Salamis 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.

5,75 L – Cymothoe excelsa;  the Scalloped Red Glider is a butterfly in the Nymphalidae family. It is found in Nigeria, Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola.

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