Title : Postage Stamps of Butterfly Series (2nd Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1002 
KPC#
C-696 
MICHEL#
1028 
StanGib#
1226 
Scott#
1006 
Date of Issue
03/20/1976 
Quantity
4,000,000 
Denomination
20 won 
Design
Papilil xuthus Linne 
Designer
Chun, Hee Han 
Image Area
36mmí┐26mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5í┐10 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing Agency 
Description
As the theme of the second of a series of postage stamps depicting Korea butterflies, the Ministry of Communications has chosen Papilio xuthus Linne and Parnassius bremeri Bremer.

1.Papilio xuthus Linne:
Belonging to the Papilionidae family, this butterfly is well known among us all. Easily found anywhere around us, it breeds many times a year. It lives on the leaves of the Chinese nettletree, prickly ash and tangerine trees. It breeds widely in Korea, Manchuria, Mongolia, Japan, Taiwan and Siberia from early in April through the end of Sepetember.

2. Parnassius bremeri Bremer:
Also belonging to the Papilionidae family, its feeler and wings are of the black color with the rims of its wings being marked by black lines. As its rear wings are dotted with red sports, it is commonly called a red-dotted butterfly . They usually appear in groups at particular districts. It flies slowly, looking like having much leisure time. Parnassius bremeri Bremer, which is found from early in May through the end of June, lives on orange stonecrops in such areas as Korea, Manchuria, China, Mongolia and Siberia.