A great natural history FDC from Royal Mail: butterflies from the United Kingdom. 10 stamps in all, with commemorative cancels, a beautiful issue.
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 11th July 2013
From left to right:
- Comma, Polgonia c-album
- Orange-tip, Anthocharis cardamines
- Small Copper, Lycaena phlaeas
- Chalkhill Blue, Polyommatus coridon
- Swallowtail, Papiliomachaon
- Purple Emperor, Apatura iris
- Marsh Fritillary, Euphydryas aurinia
- Brimstone, Gonepteryx rhamni
- Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta
- Marbled White, Melanargia galathea
The insert gives details of the habits and habitat of each butterfly. Click the image below for easier reading.