|Stamp Name||Special 277 Taiwan Butterflies Postage Stamps (Issue of 1990)|
|Stamp Cat Standard||Special Stamps|
|Dimension of stamps(mm.)||40x30|
|Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)|
|Printer||China Color Printing Co. Inc., R.O.C.|
|Process||Deep etch offset|
|Paper||Locally-made mat finished,<br>watermarked stamp paper with gum<br>|
Situated in the subtropics, Taiwan is an ideal breeding ground for butterflies. Its natural environment fosters a luxurious and rapid growth of butterflies of many species, including a few rare and fascinating ones. Today, some species are facing the danger of extinction by disappearance of habitat and increasing pollution unless preventive measures are taken soon. The stamps feature respectively four attractive species of commonly found butterflies： Salatura genutia Cramer, Hypolimnas misippus Linnaeus, Pieris canidia Linnaeus and Precis almana almana Linnaeus.