THE WONDERLAND OF VIETNAMESE STAMPS _98
|Moths Code: 785||
Moths belong to pollen - winged insect family and often work at night. Their shape is bigger than the others_one and their colour is dark to adapt to their surrounding environment. Especially, moths have good _ sensitive eyes _ antennae. In birth season, female secretes a typical perfume that male only is able to recognize and approach his partner.
In order to introduce the moth species inhabiting in Vietnam and several Asian countries as well, General Department of Posts _ Telecommunications (DGPT) issues the stampset "Moths" consisting of 4 values :
- The 1st: Anthereca Helferi Borneensis Moore - face value: 400 d.
This is a relative species with beautiful colour. Male has crescent-shaped wing and is smaller than female. This species inhabits in the north-east of Hymalaya, Malaysia, Giava, Sumatra, Borneo.
- The 2nd: Attacus Atlas Linnaeus - face value: 400 d.
This species has large shape in comparison with the others in Vietnam and in some countries in the world as well. Their colour is dark brown. They often live in forest and fruit-garden from mountainous region to plain, eating leaves. This is a nice, rare and precious species. They inhabit in Vietnam, China (Quang Tay), India and South East Asia. This species has been registered in Red Data Book of Vietnam.
- The 3rd: Argema mittrei Gue_r - face value: 4,000 d.
Among the finest, rarest big species on the earth, this species has spread wings of more or less 140 mm. They inhabit in Madagasca.
- The 4th: Argema maenas Doubleday - face value: 10,000 d.
This is a big species with spread wings of 180 - 190 mm. They have a long tail and their colour is young-leaf green. Male is small _ slender. Their spread wings is smaller but their tail is longer than female_s ones. They inhabit in Vietnam (in Centre _ South), Northern India, Malaysia, Giava, Sulawesi. This species has been registered in Red.
Date of issue
: Mrs. Vo Luong Nhi ( COTEVINA)
31 x 46 (mm) _ 46 x 31 (mm)
170 x 100 (mm)
Postal Stamp Printing Enterprise (in Ho Chi Minh City)
standard paper ( both gummed and ungummed)