15 Francs 1993 - Inachis io

15 Francs 1993 - Inachis io
Added by Bart Perdieus
General Description : The European Peacock (Inachis io), more commonly known simply as the Peacock butterfly, is a colourful butterfly, found in Europe and temperate Asia as far east as Japan. Classified as the only member of the genus Inachis (the name is derived from Greek mythology, meaning Io, the daughter of Inachus). It should not be confused or classified with the "American peacocks" in the genus Anartia; these are not close relatives of the Eurasian species. The Peacock butterfly is resident in much of its range, often wintering in buildings or trees. It therefore often appears quite early in spring. The Peacock butterfly has figured in research where the role of eye-spots as anti-predator mechanism has been investigated.
Face value 15 Francs
Catalog code (Michel) BE 2557
Catalog code (Scott) BE 1487
Catalog code Yvert et Tellier BE 2505 Stanley Gibbons BE 3168 AFA number BE 2559 Belgium BE 2505 Unificato BE 2505
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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