15 Francs 1993 - Apatura Iris

15 Francs 1993 - Apatura Iris
Added by Bart Perdieus
General Description : The Purple Emperor (Apatura iris) is a Eurasian butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. Adults have dark brown wings with white bands and spots, and a small orange ring on each of the hindwings. Males have a wingspan of 70–80mm, and have an iridescent purple-blue sheen that the slightly larger (80–92mm) females lack. The larvae (caterpillars) are green with white and yellow markings, and have two large ‘horns’ at the anterior end and a smaller one at the posterior.
Face value 15 Francs
Catalog code (Michel) BE 2556
Catalog code (Scott) BE 1486
Catalog code Yvert et Tellier BE 2504 Stanley Gibbons BE 3167 AFA number BE 2562 Belgium BE 2504 Unificato BE 2504
Stamp colour multicolor
Stamp use Commemorative stamp
Print run 6.000.000
Issue date 19/03/1993
Designer André Buzin
Print technique photogravure
Perforation 11 1/2
Height 39.00 mm
Width 49.00 mm
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