California Dogface Butterfly Forever®Stamp

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While many other butterfly species can be found across North America, the California dogface butterfly's range is limited to Central and Southern California.  This led California to adopt the dogface butterfly as its official state insect in 1972.

Commonly located in wooded areas of the Santa Ana Mountains, the California dogface is picky about its habitat.  Adult butterflies feed mainly on nectar from purple flowers like thistles.  Eggs are laid only on false indigo plants, with caterpillars feeding on the vegetation until they pupate.

Male dogface butterflies' wings are yellow-orange with black sections on the upper pair (forewings) – a design that resembles a dog's face.  This earned the species its strange name.  Females, on the other hand, are completely yellow with a single dark spot on each forewing.

The California dogface butterfly's unique wing pattern makes it a sought-after species by many nature photographers.  However, the california dogface flies exceptionally fast, making it difficult to spot one with its wings open long enough to take a photo.  These butterflies only remain still while they are drinking nectar – making them a rare and beautiful sight.

These Forever®stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class MailR one-ounce rate.

Made in the USA.

Product Specs:
Issue: California Dogface Stamp
Item Number: 120100
Denomination & Type of Issue: Non-machineable Surcharge Rate
Format: Pane of 20 (1 design)
Series: N/A
Issue Date & City: January 27, 2019, Kansas City, MO 64108
Art Director: Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
Designer: Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
Typographer: Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
Artist: Tom Engeman, Kensington, MD
Modeler: Sandra Lane/Michelle Finn
Manufacturing Process: Offset, Microprint
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America
Press Type: Alprinta 74
Stamps per Pane: 20
Print Quantity: 100,000,000 stamps
Paper Type: Phosphor, Block Tagged
Adhesive Type: Pressure-sensitive
Processed at: Banknote Corporation of America
Colors: Black, Pantone 2726, Pantone Black 6 C, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Stamp Orientation: Square
Image Area (w x h): 1.085 x 1.085 in/27.559 x 27.559 mm
Overall Size (w x h): 1.225 x 1.225 in/31.115 x 31.115 mm
Full Pane Size (w x h): 5.9 x 7.12 in/149.860 x 180.848 mm
Plate Size: 240 stamps per revolution
Plate Numbers: “B” followed by six (6) single digits
Marginal Markings:
Front: Header: CALIFORNIA DOGFACE • Plate numbers in four corners
Back: ©2016 USPS • USPS Logo • Two barcodes (120100) • Plate position diagram • Promotional text
Shipping Information:
Shipping Method: USPS First Class & USPS Priority Mail. Handling time: Usually around 1 business days.
Delivery time: Usually around 3-7 business days.
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