Sunday, September 15, 2013

United Nations (2009)

Date of issue: April 16th, 2009
Name of issue: Endangered species
Number of arachnid related stamps in issue: 3/12

It is my understanding that every year (for quite a few years now), the United Nations issue a series on endangered species. In 2009, they had one about arthropods.

Note the CITES logo on the full sheet. Unless it has been added recently, as far as I know, Dolomedes plantarius is not on CITES. But it is threatened by habitat loss.

Michel #: ? (Geneva)
order: Araneae
family: Pisauridae
Dolomedes plantarius (Clerck, 1757)

Michel #: ? (Vienna)
Scott #: 439
order: Scopriones
family: Scorpionidae
Pandinus imperator (C. L. Koch, 1841)

Michel #: ? (Vienna)
Scott #: 441
order: Araneae
family: Theraphosidae
Brachypelma smithi (F. O. P.-Cambridge, 1897)

Full sheet (Vienna):

Full sheet (Geneva):

Other stamps of this series:

Full sheet (New York):

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