Title : Postage Stamps of Butterfly Series (1st Issue)
Stamp Serial#
997 
KPC#
C-695 
MICHEL#
1023 
StanGib#
1221 
Scott#
1005 
Date of Issue
01/20/1976 
Quantity
6,000,000 
Denomination
20 won 
Design
Luehdorfia puziloi Erschov 
Designer
Chun, Hee Han 
Image Area
36mmí┐26mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5í┐10 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing Agency 
Description
The Ministry of Communications is scheduled to issue a series of postage stamps depicting 10 kinds of rare and pretty butterflies in an attempt to respond to the gusto of philatelists and to publicize widely, both at home and abroad, the beauty of butterflies of Korea. Dilipa fenestra and Luehdorfia puziloi Erschov have been chosen as the theme for the first of the series.

1. Dilipa fenestra:
Belonging to the Nymphalidae family, this butterfly is very rare and is found in Korea, China and Manchuria. It is yellowish brown as a whole, having transparent membraneous figures at the tips of its fore-wings. Thus it is popularly called a "window-glass butterfly" as the transparent part looks as if perforated. Dilipa fenestra, which lives on the Chinese nettletree, shows up in Korea early in April and disapperars after the middle of May.

2. Luehdorfia puziloi Erschov:
Luehdorfia puziloi Erschov, which belongs to the Papilionidae family, can be found in early spring only for a short period of time. The male is very hairy at its belly, which the female is not. Being fond of shiny places, they swarm to azalga flowers. Living on the wildginger plant, this butterfly is found in such areas as Korea, Manchuria, Japan and Taiwan.