Monday, May 4, 2009

Italy (1999)

Date of issue: November 27th, 1999
Name of issue: Leopardo morso da una tarantola
                          (Leopard bitten by a tarantula)
Number of arachnid related stamps in issue: 1/1

This is a very nice stamp in honour of Italian painter Antonio Ligabue It is very interesting as it is one of the only two stamps showing the true tarantula, Lycosa tarantula (the other one is the rare 1997 Guinea Bissau stamp)

Michel #: 2665
Yvert #: 2398 A
order: Araneae
family: Lycosidae
Lycosa tarantula (Linnaeus, 1758)
category: Art

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