Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Kuril Islands* (2009)

Date of issue: 2009
Number of arachnid related stamps in issue: 1/8

Please visit here for more information on the Kuril Islands dispute between Japan and the Russian Federation. In the gutter, you can see the islands that are disputed, Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and the Habomai rocks.

These are local protest stamps. Apparently, they have been used for mailing within the Russian Federation.

This series is a reproduction of eight plates of Kunstformen der Natur (Art Forms of Nature) from Ernst Haekel.


Michel #: none - local
*see below for description of each specimen


























1.
sub-class: Acari
Protocepheus hericius (Michael, 1887)



























2.
sub-class: Acari
family: Cepheidae
Cepheus latus C.L.Koch, 1836




























3.
sub-class: Acari
family: Cepheidae
Cepheus cepheiformis (Nicolet, 1855)




























4.
sub-class: Acari
Tereticepheus palmicinctum (Michael, 1880)



























5.
order: Amblipygi
family: Phrynichidae
Phrynichus ceylonicus (C.L.Koch, 1843)




























6.
order: Araneae
family: Mimetidae
Gnolus cordiformis (Nicolet, 1849)




























7.
order: Araneae
family: Araneidae
Gasteracantha cancriformis (Linnaeus, 1758)




























8.
order: Araneae
family: Araneidae
Acrosomoides acrosomoides (O. P.-Cambridge, 1879) 




























9.
order: Araneae
family: Araneidae
Gasteracantha geminata (Fabricius, 1798)







 




















10.
order: Araneae
family: Araneidae
Macracantha arcuata (Fabricius, 1793)










 

















11.
order: Araneae
family: Araneidae
Gasteracantha cancriformis (Linnaeus, 1758)






 





















12.
order: Araneae
family: Araneidae
Micrathena schreibersi (Perty, 1833)









 


















13.
order: Araneae
family: Araneidae
Micrathena furcata (Hahn, 1822)




























14.
order: Araneae
family: Oxyopidae
Oxyopes ramosus (Martini & Goeze, in Lister, 1778)




























15.
order: Araneae
family: Araneidae
Araneus diadematus Clerck, 1757




























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