Brunei releases postal stamps on its butterflies

Brunei's Postal Services Department issued Sunday butterfly-themed stamps to raise awareness on the types of butterflies found in the country.

The butterfly thematic stamps went on sale in all post offices Sunday. They will cost 1.20 Brunei cents, and 10 Brunei cents while a full set will be sold at 1.30 Brunei dollars (about $1.04), Xinhua reported.

The official cover with stamps, the official cover alone, and the stamp booklet also have been put out for sale, priced between 1.30 Brunei dollars (about $1.04) to 4.80 Brunei dollars (about $3.87).

According to a survey conducted in 1996, a total of 342 species were recorded in forest in Brunei, northwest Borneo, and from the species accumulation curve the total number of species present in the area was estimated at 464, or nearly half the total Bornean fauna.

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