Sunday, May 31, 2015

Saint Helena (1995)

Date of issue: August 29th, 1995
Number of arachnid related stamps in issue: 1/5

This another very elegant series, the art work is outstanding. Take time to read the text on the souvenir sheet. It talks about the possible extinction of the giant earwig. It is quite sad, even sadder is that the site of the future airport is located at the only place where they could still possibly be.

Michel #: 667
Scott #: 656
order: Araneae
family: Theridiidae
Argyrodes mellissi (O. P.-Cambridge, 1869)

Argyrodes mellissi is also the emblem of the S.N.C.G. (Saint Helena Nature Conservation Group) that appears on the top part of the souvenir sheet of the earwig stamp.


Other stamps of this series:

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