Sunday, December 6, 2015
These four lovely stamps from the Faroe Islands feature different kinds of Butterflies. They are :-
(700) The Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) is a well-known colourful butterfly, found in temperate Europe, Asia and North America. The Red Admiral has a 45–50 mm (1.8–2.0 in) wing span. The species is resident only in warmer areas, but migrates north in spring, and sometimes again in autumn.
(900) The Grass Rivulet, Perizoma albulata, is a moth of the genus Perizoma in the family Geometridae. It is found in most of Europe including Russia East to the Urals and Transcaucasia, and further East in Siberia.
(350) Apamea zeta or Exile Moth is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It has a Holarctic distribution, and can be found throughout the Northern Hemisphere. It occurs throughout Europe and the northern half of North America.
(400) The ghost moth (Hepialus humuli), also known as the ghost swift, is a moth of the family Hepialidae. It is common throughout Europe except for the far south-east.