Souvenir Sheet: Butterfly from Laos

This butterfly-shaped souvenir sheet from Laos features a single butterfly stamp.

Souvenir Sheet Lao 2003 Butterfly

Country: Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Issue Date: 2003

Stamp Details

  • Common Tiger butterfly, Danaus genutia

These butterflies are pretty tough characters, in butterfly terms. According to Wikipedia:

… leathery, tough to kill and fake death. Since they are unpleasant to smell and taste, they are soon released by the predators, recover and fly off soon thereafter. The butterfly sequesters toxins from its foodplants of the family Asclepiadaceae …

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