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01 November 2020

Fauna — Butterflies

Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croatian Administration) – Fauna: Butterflies, 1 November 2020. Images from Delcampe and Hrvatska pošta Mostar.

Technical Specifications:

Brand numbers: 550, 551, 552, 553
Type: Occasional
Designer: Ernesto Markota
Size: 35.50 x 25.56 mm
Printer: AKD d.o.o. Zagreb
Paper: White, 102 g, rubberized
Perforation: Comb 14
Denominations: 4 x 2.90 KM
Release Date: 1.11.2020.
Sheet: 8 stamps
Quantity Printed: 7,500 sets

The first developmental form of a butterfly is an egg in which a young larva (caterpillar) develops which, before hatching, attaches to a protected place. When the butterfly is pulled out of the hood, it spreads its wings to dry and is ready to fly.

Croatian Post Mostar represents four species of diurnal butterflies that inhabit the territory of BiH. The yellow-striped shrike (Pyrgus sidae Esper) has been confirmed in several localities and is considered a common species in Herzegovina. Dalmatian okash (Proterebia afra dalmata) was found at the Dobrići site near Buško Lake. The Pannonian spillway (Apatura metis Freyer) was recorded in northern Bosnia near Srbac. Asman’s redhead (Melitaea britomartis Assmann) was first recorded at the Vještić Gora site.

Day butterflies are among the most beautiful animal groups, but today they are endangered by human activity. Meadows are the most endangered habitats, with their disappearance and the disappearance of traditional livestock, the fauna that lived there is disappearing.

Hrvatska pošta d.o.o. Mostar issued 4 commemorative postage stamps in a sheet of 8 stamps, a stamp and a First Day Cover (FDC). Stamps and accompanying materials can also be purchased online at

2,90 KM Dalmatian okash (Proterebia afra dalmata):

2,90 KM Freyer’s Purple Emperor (Apatura metis Freyer):

2,90 KM Assmann’s Fritillary (Melitaea britomartis Assmann):

2,90 KM Yellow-Banded Skipper (Pyrgus sidae Esper):

Full Sheet of 8 Stamps:

First Day Cover:

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