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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

butterfly - japan

30-9-2009 – 2000 hours - Japanese butterflies.

I welcome all to view my blog and record their findings and comments and also suggestions to improve this blog further, with ways. I am sure the viewers havej interest in the butterflies and nature.

There are about 250 species (8 families) of butterflies in Japan. They include subtropical butterflies and subarctic ones in addition to the temperate zone ones because Japan is located between 20 degrees and 46 degrees north latitude. Japan comprises four major islands whose names are Kyushu, Shikoku, Honshu, and Hokkaido from south to north in order, and many small islands.

The climate in Japan varies according to the seasons and the islands. About seventy three percent of the land area is mountainous. Therefore, there are various species of butterflies for the narrow nation's land.

The categories. Native / immigrant / deliberate / uncertain / doubtful species:

Here under some of the butterfly stamps brought out Japan are exhibited.

Miniature :

Left to right : Parnassus everymanni 60 Anthocans Cardamines 40

Parantica sita 60 Sasakia charaonda 40

Right of miniature : same stamps as above without the perforation on the edge

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