A very interesting butterfly-shaped souvenir sheet from Chunghwa Post in Taiwan, featuring four stamps se-tenant, each with a butterfly cutout.
Country: Taiwan (Republic of China)
Date of Issue: 8th April 2011
A similar souvenir sheet was issued in 2009, but I don’t have it.
I am having some trouble finding common names for these butterflies. Chunghwa Post lists the scientific names as follows (and I looked these up on Wikipedia):
Left to right, top to bottom
- Euploea eunice hobsoni (research indicates this might be a Purple Milkweed butterfly)
- Euploea sylvester swinhoei (Two-Branded Crow butterfly)
- Euploea tulliolus koxinga (Darf Crow, Eastern Brown Crow, or Purple Crow butterfly, multiple names)
- Euploea mulciber barsine (Striped Blue Crow butterfly, more or less)
However, it turns out butterfly IDs are a bit fiddly. I do appreciate the beauty of these insects, but I am probably going to settle for “two blue ones and two brown ones”.