In April I have written about a stamp issued by Sweden and picturing a close up of a butterfly. I recently read that Swedish post is going to issue a second stamp in this series, I’ll show it to you when I get it.
But this time this is Finland post that just issued, on the 24th of August, a set of three stamps picturing those little insect, very popular among topical stamp collectors. Again, I think they chose an original approach, by picturing only the half of the animal. All the three stamps are auto-adhesive and have been issued in band of three.
Here are the stamps and some information about them. The first one pictures a purple emperor (Apatura iris). The orange ring that you see at the bottom of the wing is characteristic of an adult of this species. The blue shade of the wings indicates that this is a male (the female does not bear any blue).