A set of four commemorative postage stamps on the butterflies of Nepal : Red Lacewing, upper and under parts of Indian Oakleaf and Redbreast Jezebel :

Red LacewingIndian OakleafOrange Oakleaf (Dead Leaf)Redbreast Jezebel (Delias acalis)Issued by Nepal

Issued on 2031 Aswin 30 corresponding to 16 Oct. 1974

Issued by :
His Majesty’s Government
Postal Services Dept.
Nepal Philatelic Bureau

Design : The under part of the beautiful butterfly Cethosia biblis is depicted in 10 Paisa stamp. The upper and under parts of the famous Kallima inachus are featured in 15 Paisa and Rs. 1.25 stamps respectively. The leaf pattern of its wings is a camouflage to protect it from its enemies. Delias thysbe in Rs. 1.75 stamp has a wonderful combination of fine colours.

Designer : K.K. Karmacharya

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Denomination :
(A) 10 Paisa
(B) 15 Paisa
(C) Rs. 1.25
(DRs. 1.75

Colour : Four Colour

Size : 28.65 x 34 mm.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Gummed Paper

Quantity :
(A) 1,500,000
(B) 1,000,000
(C) 500,000
(D) 250,000

Sheet : 50

Process : Litho offset

Printer : The Pakistan Security Printing Corporation, Karachi, Pakistan

About : 

  • Nepal – the playground of Nature – is world famous for the multi-coloured butterflies. In Godavari alone can be found about one-third of butterfly species spread over the entire Indian sub-continent. The butterflies of this issue are seen in the different parts of Nepal from April to October.