Butterflies of Croatia -2023

Croatia issued three stamps on Butterflies on 22 Mar 2023 .

Poplar Admiral – No Face Value A – Print quantity 30,000. Poplar admiral Limenitis populi Poplar admiral Limenitis populi (Linnaeus, 1758) is a diurnal butterfly from the Nymphalidae family, characterized by wings of unforgettable beauty and amazing habitats. The species lives in light coniferous and mixed forests, where caterpillar host plants of Populus tremula and Populus nigra grow.

Southern Swallowtail- No Face Value A – Print quantity 30,000.Southern swallowtail (Papilio alexanor, [1800]) is one of the most charismatic diurnal butterflies in Croatia. It is one of seven easily recognizable and large diurnal butterflies of the swallowtail family (Papilionidae) in Croatia, characterized by an imago wingspan of 55 to 70 mm and females that are usually larger than males.

Marsh Fritillary – No Face Value A – Print quantity 30,000. Marsh fritillary (Euphydryas aurinia) is one of the most recognizable species from the brush-footed butterflies family (Nymphalidae). It was named after the type of habitat in which it most often resides, namely wet meadows. Two ecological types of this species are known in Croatia – populations inhabiting the wet grasslands of the continental region and populations inhabiting the dry grasslands of the Alpine and Mediterranean regions of Croatia.