The Butterflies of Belize
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Title: The Butterflies of Belize
Physical Description: Archival
Language: English
Creator: Belize Philatelic Services
Publisher: Belize Philatelic Services
Place of Publication: Belize
Publication Date: 1974
Copyright Date: 2000
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Source Institution: Belize National Library Service and Information System
Holding Location: Belize National Library Service and Information System
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System ID: UF00099192:00001

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Butterflies
of
Belize


B YHamadryas arethusa(Cramer)
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E 26C NYMPHALIDAE
Definitive Stamp Issue
Released 2nd September 1974






Introduction
On June lli 1973 British Honduras officially became Belize which was the name of the
, ii in.il settlement. At that time the existing definitive featuring Fishes and Wild Animals
was overprinted and then reprinted. Now in September of this year, the first in a truly
Belizean definitive series will be issued.

The occasion is one of historic interest and it is fitting that we should send out greetings
to our many patrons and well wishers throughout the world.

The medium of this booklet has been chosen as the emissary of our warm appreciation
for your patronage in the past and our hopes for your future goodwill.

The booklet provides a handy set of informative notes on our postal and phil.,ii ser-
vices as well as useful information about our new definitive issue of stamps featuring
Butterflies.

It is our earnest hope and desire to render good quality philatelic services and to reach this
.hii.,i ii all our efforts will continue to be directed.




Belize Philatelic Services
All communications and orders must be addressed to:

1'lu1 li,.1. Services,
G.P.O., Belize Cii%.,
BELIZE.

PI'l., print your name and address in BLOCK CAPITALS on all orders to avoid delay.

Payment for stamps ordered by post shall be in the form of a Bank Draft, Money Order or
Postal Order made :.', .dm k to the Government of Belize. Remittances in the form of bank
or currency notes are not recommended.

The currency in use in Belize is the Belizean Dollar. The rate of exchange would be
available from your bank but for your .-uid.iil the following are approximate con-
versions:

(Sterling) = $4.00 (B)
$ USA = $1.60 (B)

Official First Day Covers are made ....iil.iblc in respect of commemorative and special
issues. Prices of such covers vary according to the value of stamps .,il I.

Special "Firl. Day of Issue" cancellation is i, illhhl at Belmopan and Belize City only.
Cancellation by the Ilri.il Post (Uliiki. at Corozal Town, Oi iiI,,- Walk Town, San Ig-
nacio and Stann Creek Town and Punta Gorda can be arranged on request.





There is no charge for the .id.I..i i:in: of envelopes and First Day Covers.


Requests for position blocks are accepted and will be complied with where p ....,hl but
.ainI' to the limited number -i ii.,Ilbk supplies cannot be guaranteed.

Every effort will he made to uiippl\ well centered stamps.

In preparing supplies of stamps for shipment great pains will be taken to ensure that cus-
tomers'wishes are complied with but the department does not hold itself responsible for
non-delivery or damage to stamps after their despatch.







Postal Rates



Postage is charged on all orders whether by sea or airmaih The postal rate for domestic
letter mail is as follows:


weight not over 1 oz. 6o
v.cilii, not over 2 ozs. I lt
weight not over 4 ozs. 14


weight not over 8 ozs.
weight not over 1 Ib.
weight not over 2 Ibs.
weight not over 4 lbs.


Each additional pound over 4 pounds


Surface postage to Commonwealth Counlries is:


weight not over 1 oZ. 1 2
weight not over 2 ots. 22t
weight not over 4 o/s. 2 .'


weight not over 8 ozs.
. i-.lii not over 1 Ib.
weight not over 2 Ibs.
weight lnol over 4 Ibs.


Surface poslage to Non Commonwealth Countries is:


weight niot over 1 o/.
weight t not over 2 o/s.
v i.-'li not over 4 ozs.


weight not over 8 ozs.
weight not over 1 Ib.
weight not over 2 Ibs.
weight not over 4 Ibs.


Airmail Postage consists of the surface mail charge plus an airmail surcharge per 4 ounce
as fo!!ows:


liSA. Canada, Mexico,
Caribbean, Grenada,
Guyana, Central
American Republics 104


European and South
American Countries

All Other Countries


$1
$ 1.(0


644
$1.20
$ 2 1i1
$3.20




$ 1.65
$2.75
$4.50





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E If IDA


/2 cent PARIDES ARCAS.
Wingspan 85 m.m. Distribution: Mexico to Colombia and French Guiana.


I cent THECLA REGALIS
Wingspan 55 m.m. Distribution: Mexico south to the Amazon. Uncommon.


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2 cents COLOBURA DIRCE
Sine.-p i 70 m.m. Distribution: Honduras south to all tropical South
America and Antilles. This is an uncommon insect which has the strange
habit of coming to rest on the trunks of trees with its head always
directed downwards.


3 cent CATONEPHELE NUMILIA
A iiL p..r 70 m.m. Distribution: Surinam and the Amazon. The pupa is
fastened to the upper surface of a leaf and raises and lowers itself to turn
towards the sunlight.


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4 cent BATTUS BELUS
V incp.ir 130 m.m. Distribution: Mexico south to the Amazon and
Bolivia.


5 cent CALUCORE PATELINA
Wingspan 50 m.m. Distribution: Guatemala and Belize. A rare butterfly
in Belize.


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10 cent CALLICORE ASTALA
Wingspan 50 m.m. Distribution: Mexico south to Colombia.


15 cent NESSAEA AGLAURA
Wingspan 75 mm. Distribution: Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. This insect
is found in forest clearings and along tracks but is local and occurs in only
a few areas.


E 16


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16 cent PREPONA PSEUDOJOICEYI
Wihrp pn 1 10 m.m. Distribution: Mexico to Colombia and Brazil. This is one
I1 1In. Oh. .1 powerful South American butterflies with a very rapid flight.
They are found in the forest and fly with an alternately flapping and
gliding movement. They feed on sap which exudes from certain trees and
rotten fruit.


25 cent PAPILIO THOAS
Wingspan 140 m.m. Distribution: Texas south to the West Indian islands
and Brazil. This is the most common representative of the Swallowtail
family in Belize, and has a strong flight.


26c NYMPHAUAE


50 cent THECLA BATHILDIS
Wingspan 35 m.m. Distribution: Me


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26 cent HAMADRYAS ARETHUSA
Ai.ue.1p 11 80 m.m. Distribution: Mexico south to the Amazon and Bolivia.
-li,. rare insect in Belize. It rests on moss or lichen clad trunks of trees
high above ground and when disturbed flies off to return again settling
on the other side of the trunk. The pupa is sensitive to daylight, raising
its body horizontally in the light, while in darkness it relapses into its
hanging position.


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I W $ I 00 CALI(;O URANUS
Z 1% 11.1 1 .*-- 3 I 130 m.m. Distribution: Guatemala. Belize, Honduras and Mexico.
Th is tui il 1. is found in the forest. flying only at dusk atler sundown.
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$ 200 HILICONIUS SAPIIO
Wingspain 75 m.in. Disrihution: Beli.zc south to, Icuiador. This '1-II. riI,
is distaswcful and po)isonou us, o malny bir id .l and iiil prit diors. Tihe
lirvac fecd on leaves tif t'itile paIssioni 1lo


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$5.00 EURYTIDES PH11.OLAUS
Winyspan 85 i.m i D)istribution: Mexico to Nicaragun. These bultcrflie'
oilcn fee d n p.itche ics ofl' wl sand or nmud. Th'y are found in abundance
throughout Blzcle.


$ 1(.00 PIIILAETITRIA DIDO
Wingspan I 20 nm.n. Distribution: Blicli south to anld Ihroupghout tropical
South America. Found in the Inorest recions, i has a; rather weik libhht.


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BL7 I LRI LY DEFINITIVE OF BELIZE


I lirrisoii &i Sons
Jo~hn C'ooter
Lithogtraphy
I. 12" x 1.h765"
C.A.


P~rirtici:

Process:
Stamp Sizce
Wi I cimark:
Paneiu size:


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Stamp Issues since



the Coronation


of Queen ElizabethII


( oronation
Definitive (Pictorial)
1001h Anniversary of the Po'st
Office
New Constitution
Hurricane IlHltle (Overprints)
definitivee Issue (Bird Series)
lIredom from Ilunger
Red Cross Centenary
Self governmentt Overprints
International Telecomm inicat ions
Union
International Cooperation Year
Sir Winston Churchill
Dedication of New Capital
(Overprints)
Postal Centenary (B11)
International Tourist Year
I CI A
Human Rights Year
Definitive (1Fish and Animals)
Orchids ot Beliie (Series)
'/ Dl)einitive


1969 larwoods (Scries)
1969 Christmas '69
197(1 Population Census (Overprints)
197(1 Orchids of Belize (Series)
1970 HIardwoods (Series)
1970 Christmas
1971 New Capital
1971 Iaster
1971 Racial Equality Year
1971 Iardwoods (Series)
1971 Bridges of the World
1972 Easter
1972 Maya Artefacts (Series)
1972 Hardwoods (Series)
1972 Queen's Silver Weddine
1973 Iestivals of' Belize
1973 Dcfinitives (Overprint)
1973 Royal Wedding of P'rincess
Anne
1974 Definitive Reprinted with
new name of Country (BI1 LIZL)
1974 Maya Artefacts (Series)






Post Offices

There are seven District Post Offices in Belize:-


BELMOPAN
STANN GREEK TOWN
ORANGE WALK TOWN


SAN IGNACIO
PUNTA GORDA


BELIZE CITY
COROZAL TOWN


In addition to the main Post Office there are 44 sub-post offices where limited services
including the cancellation of stamps on pre-addressed covers may be obtained. These
services also include the receipt and delivery of ordinary articles, the sale of stamps and
the delivery of registered articles. Covers for cancellation by the sub-post offices should
be sent to:-

Philatelic Services
General Post Office
Belize City
BELIZE

The following are the Sub-Post Offices:-


CAYE CAULKER
CROOKED TREE
DOUBLE HEAD CABBAGE
FREETOWN SI BUN
BURRELL BOOM
GALES POINT
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT


COROZAL DISTRICT
Caledonia
Libertad
Louisville
San Narciso
Sarteneja

ORANGE WALK TOWN
Hill Bank
San Estevan
San Pablo


CAYO DISTRICT
Benque Viejo del Carmen
Baking Pot
Roaring Creek
Succotz
Unitedville
Ontario


GRACIE ROCK
HATTIEVILLE
LADYVILLE
MASKALL
ROCKS ONE POND
SAN PEDRO, AMBERGRIS CAYE
SAN HILL
SANTANA

STANN CREEK DISTRICT
Seine Bight
Sittee River
Pomona, S.C. Valley
Middlesex, S.C. Valley
Hopkins
Placencia
Silk Grass
Georgetown
Independence

TOLEDO DISTRICT
Barranco
Monkey River
San Antonio




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