Sunday, 28 April 2013

Malaysia - Sunday Stamps

As Viridian has given us a free choice this week I've decided to show a set I recently acquired.

Malaysia - Butterflies

Selangor is one of the thirteen states of Malaysia. It's difficult to read the names of the butterflies, even with a magnifying glass. However I have made out the one at the bottom left. 

Precis orithya wallacei is named after Alfred Wallace. Thanks to wikipedia I can add:

Alfred Russel Wallace, OM FRS (8 January 1823 – 7 November 1913) was a British naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist and biologist. He is best known for independently conceiving the theory of evolution through natural selection, which prompted Charles Darwin to publish his own ideas in On the Origin of the Species

To see what others have chosen this week just follow the links at Viridian's Sunday-Stamps-120


12 comments:

Lisa B said...

Lovely set, bright and cheerful and perfect now spring seems to be finally in the air.

aw said...

Wonderful stamps, Bob. I had a friend who lived in Malaysia for a time and she said the butterflies were stunning. I've since seen some at butterfly farms and agree. There was a programme on Wallace last Sunday - part 2 tonight. A much underated scientist. We never stop learning do we.
Ann

Joy said...

I like the backgrounds which put their habitat in context. I imagine Malaysia is a great place for butterflies.

Bob Scotney said...

Ann, I missed Part 1 on Wallace; thank goodness for I-Player

aw said...

Agreed, Bob. We only managed to watch it on iPlayer, Fascinating.

agi said...

bright and cheerful, like the spring that is being shy these days...:)

viridian said...

I hope the show you mention on Wallace makes it to the USA,I'd like to learn more. Lovely set! Thank you for joining in this week.

Jo said...

Author friend Glenda Larke, who is Australian, lived in Malaysia for many years, her husband is Malaysian, she is also a naturalist and works in conservation. She would be able to id those butterflies I make no doubt. I will see if I can get her to tell us.

JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

Maria Kristina Maano said...

I think butterflies turn into fairies at night... sorry I still live in the fantasy world despite being mid 20.

VioletSky said...

at first, I thought these stamps were too busy and I thought a plainer, or fainter, background would make the butterflies stand out more. but the more I look at them, the more I appreciate the background.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob .. there are lots of events going on for the 100 year anniversary of Wallace's death .. and I see Malaysia is included ..

Here's the website index .. should anyone be interested ..

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/science-of-natural-history/wallace/events/index.html


Cheers Hilary

Bob Scotney said...

Thanks for the link, Hilary. Unless I've missed it the only event north of Watford is in Edinburgh.