Title : Postage Stamps of Butterfly Series (4th Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1030 
KPC#
C-701 
MICHEL#
1056 
StanGib#
1255 
Scott#
1011 
Date of Issue
08/20/1976 
Quantity
4,000,000 
Denomination
20 won 
Design
Graphium sarpedon Linne 
Designer
Lee, Keun Moon 
Image Area
36mmí┐26mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5í┐4 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of Koera 
Description
The Ministry of Communications is issuing these two stamps as the fourth of a series designed to introduce butterflies of Korea:

1. Hestina assimilis Linne:
This butterfly, which belongs to the Nymphalidae family, has black wings with blueish-white stripes on them. On the rear black wings are five vermilion figures. Frequently seen in the areas south of the central portion of Korea from the middle of May through August, its larvae feed on Chinese nettle-trees and Celtis jessoensis Koidzumi. This butterfly also can be seen in Manchuria and China.

2. Graphjum sarpedon Linne:
Belonging to the Papilionidae family, this butterfly has a variety of markings on its wings ranging from blue ones to the yellowish-white. It can be seen in Korea sometime in April through August, and comes into birth twice a year. The one which is seen in springtime is less bluish and smaller than the summer ones. Its larvae feed on the leaves of Magnolia obovata and Aucuba japonica Thunberg. This butterfly, which we see in Korea only in such southern areas as Wullungdo. Jejudo and Wando Island, is also seen in China, Japan and Taiwan.