Norfolk Island 2021 Butterflies Set of 2 Stamps MUH

Issue date: 21 September 2021

Norfolk Island lies around 1,600 kilometres north-east of Sydney, in the South Pacific Ocean. Besides the main island, the Norfolk group comprises the uninhabited Phillip and Nepean Islands, as well as numerous small rocky islets.

Like many geographically remote islands, this group is home to a wealth of endemic fauna and flora, including around 145 species of invertebrate fauna not found on mainland Australia. Some 17 butterfly species have been observed on Norfolk Island, two of which have not been seen for more than a century. Of the 15 species, only two are endemic to Norfolk, both subspecies that descend from New Caledonian species: the Norfolk Swallowtail (Papilio amynthor amphiaraus) and Norfolk Island Gull (Cepora perimale perimale), both of which are featured in this issue, which has been illustrated by wildlife artist Kevin Stead.


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