Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Somalia (2002a)

Date of issue: December 16th, 2002
Name of issue: Spiders
Number of arachnid related stamps in issue: 4/4

This would have been a nice series if they would not have used this generic webbing for the background and they would have placed the black widow in a natural position (upside down). Also note the spelling mistake on Latrodectus mactans. Not to mention that horrible souvenir sheet.

Michel #: 991
Yvert #: 832
order: Araneae
family: Nephilidae
Nephila clavipes (Linnaeus, 1767)

Michel #: 992
Yvert #: 833
order: Araneidae
family: Oxyopidae
Peucetia viridans (Hentz, 1832)

Michel #: 993
Yvert #: 834
order: Araneae
family: Theridiidae
*Latrodectus mactans (Fabricius, 1775)
Latrodectus moctans (on stamp)

Michel #: 994
Yvert #: BF 91
order: Araneae
family: Araneidae
Argiope sp.

Souvenir sheet:

Full sheets:

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