Monday, July 6, 2009

Guinea (2014)

Date of issue: 2014
Name of issue: Les araignées
(Spiders)
Number of arachnid related stamps in issue: 4/?

Another series with tons of souvenir sheets of different themes. The artwork is much better than the 2013 issue from the same country. However, a little more research about proper matching webs and habitats would have been appreciated.

Interestingly, it is the first time that Poecilotheria metallica is portrayed on postal material.

Translation of the text on the souvenir sheets (same text on both sheets) (please note that I do not correct any mistakes that would be in the text):

Spiders or araneides (order araneae) are arthropod invertebrate predators of the arachnid class. They have eight legs and do not have any wings, antennae or any chewing parts in the mouth. Their eyes are simple or multiple. They secrete silk (a protein solution by glands normally located at the end of the abdomen). This silk is used to produce their thread with which they can move, construct their web, create cocoons to capture their preys, protect their eggs or young, make a temporary reserve of sperm or produce a dome that let's them accumulate air under fresh water.



Michel #: ?
order: Araneae
family: Theraphosidae
Brachypelma smithi (F. O. P.-Cambridge, 1897)























Michel #: ?
order: Araneae
family: Theridiidae
Latrodectus mactans (Fabricius, 1775)
























Michel #: ?
 order: Araneae
family: Nephilidae
Nephila inaurata (Walckenaer, 1841)
























Michel #: ?
 order: Araneae
family: Oxyopidae
Oxyopes sp.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Souvenir sheets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Crop from souvenir sheets:
 
Michel #: none - crop from SS
 order: Araneae
family: Oxyopidae
Peucetia sp.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Michel #: none - crop from SS
 order: Araneae
family: Theraphosidae
Poecilotheria metallica Pocock, 1899
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Michel #: none - crop from SS
order: Araneae
family: Theridiidae
Latrodectus mactans (Fabricius, 1775)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Michel #: none - crop from SS
 order: Araneae
family: Oxyopidae
Peucetia formosensis Kishida, 1930
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Michel #: none - crop from SS
 order: Araneae
family: Nephilidae
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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