There are more than 20.000 species of Butterfies around the world.
Butterflies play a big role in the tropical rainforest by pollinating flowers, and by providing a source of food in their caterpillar stage. They are prey for mammals, birds and other insects.
Butterflies are also indicators of a healthy environment and ecosystem. Butterflies pollinate or carry pollen from plant to plant, helping fruits, vegetables, and flowers to produce new seeds. Pollination is essential to the survival of plants because it is part of their reproductive process. It is equally important for people because without pollination we would not have vegetables and fruits to eat.
Cpost International presents hereby, the Butterflies series 2017. These series consists of 6 stamps, depicting 6 beautifull handpainted Butterflies, designed by artist Ans Mezas-Hummelink.
121c Dryas iulia, commonly called the Julia butterfly, Julia heliconian, the flame, or flambeau.
145c Pyrgus oileus also called Tropical Checkered-Skipper.i
179c Junonia evarete or Tropical Buckeye is also called Donkey Eye,
211c Danaus plexippus, also called Monarch is a Milkweed Butterfly.
308c Heliconius erato, also called the “little postman” .
684c Danaus eresimus also called Soldier or Tropical Queen is the most famous migrant in the butterfly world.