Monday, May 11, 2009

Ireland (2012)

Date of issue: August 9th, 2012
Name of issue: Irish animals and marine life
Number of arachnid related stamps in issue: 1/8

Information from the back of the FDC(please note that the information about the animals may or may not be accurate, I am simply re-typing the information).

On August 9, 2012, An Post issued a further eight stamps for its Irish Animals and Marine Life definitive series, illustrating Ireland's biodiversity from the seabed to the mountain top. Biodiversity is an all-encompassing term used to describe the variety of all life and natural processes on Earth.

The Raft Spider is one of Ireland's largest spiders. Primarily a spider of bogs and fens, it is always found close to water. Raft spiders have a body length of up to 2.2cm and a leg span approaching 7cm. It is mostly brown in colour with a distinctive pale stripe running from the head down each side of its fat, cigar-shaped body.

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

Other stamps of this series:

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