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The beautiful BUTTERFLIES of Libya (1981 issue) part 2

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The description of this issue is divided in four sections. This is part 2 of 4.

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Information and photos from the website: www .leps.it

"Moth and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa" by Paolo Mazzei, Raniero Panfili, Ilaria Pimpinelli, Diego Reggianti

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The Libyan issue was released on October 1st, 1981. It is made of 16 stamps printed in minisheet, size mm.213x145 (4 stamps of 5 dirhams, 4 stamps of 10 dirhams, 4 stamps of 15 dirhams, 4 stamps of 25 dirhams). The same stamps are also printed in four single de-luxe souvenir-sheets (5dh x 4, 10dh x 4, 15dh x 4, 25dh x 4).

   minisheet of 16 (detail of 4 stamps of 10 dirhams each)

 

Anthocharis belia - (Linnaeus, 1767)

Common name: Maroccan Orange Tip   -   Family: Pieridae Pierinae Anthocharini

  

 

Argynnis (Pandoriana) pandora - ([Denis & Schiffermuller], 1775)

Common name: Cardinal   -   Family: Nymphalidae Heliconiinae Argynnini

  

 

Melanargia ines - (Hoffmannsegg, 1804)

Common name: Spanish Marbled White   -   Family: Nymphalidae Satyrinae Melanargiini

  

 

Charaxes jasius - (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common name: Two-tailed Pasha   -   Family: Nymphalidae Charaxinae Charaxini

       pupa

 

Something more about "BUTTERFLIES" (source Wikipedia)

A butterfly is an insect of the order of Lepidoptera. Insects (Class Insecta) are a major group of Arthropods and the most diverse group of animals on the Earth, with over a million described species (more than half of all known living organisms) with estimates of undescribed species as high as 30 million, thus potentially representing over 90% of the differing life form on the planet. Insects may be found in nearly all environments on the planet, although only a small number of species occur in the oceans, a habitat dominated by another arthropod group, the Crustaceans. There are approximately 170'000 butterflies and mouth species described to date. The word "insects" comes from Latin insectus, meaning "cut into sections", due to their body structure. The study of insects is called entomology, coming from Greek and also meaning "cut into sections".

 

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