1977 Butterflies Block Of 4 13c Postage Stamps Sc# 1712-1715
Issued on June 6, 1977 in Indianapolis, IN. In 1735, Linnaeus proposed the name of Lepidoptera -- a term from the Greek meaning "scale-wing" -- referring to one of the most distinctive features of the second largest order of insects, and the name stuck. Lepidoptera, among the most familiar and easily recognizable insects, have long been popular objects for study and collecting. The stamp designer Stanley Galli, showed butterflies representative of different geographic areas of the United States and species of contrasting coloration were used to provide design variety. The species shown are the Swallowtail, the Checkerspot, the Dogface, and the Orange-Tip. The Se-tenant features butterflies from four different geographic areas of the United States. The particular species illustrated were selected on the basis of contrasting colorations, to provide design variety.
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