Friday, February 15, 2008

United States (1999a)

Date of issue: April 6th, 1999
Name of issue: Nature of America - Sonoran Desert
Number of arachnid related stamps in issue: 0/10 (souvenir sheet)

Even though there are no arachnid stamps in this series, they get their own acknowledgement on the back of the sheet. Also note the tarantula hawk wasp (Hemipesis hustulata)!


order: Araneae
family: Theraphosidae
Aphonopelma chalcodes Chamberlin, 1940

order: Scorpiones
family: Buthidae
Centruroides exilicauda (Wood, 1863)

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