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Endangered insects postage stamps

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Adonis Blue Butterfly.

Beautiful stamps for the second in a Royal Mail series intended to bring attention to endangered species. These will be issued on Tuesday and are designed by Andrew Ross using photography from the Natural History Museum. The Independent notes the irony of the Royal Mail printing these even as they’re building a new distribution depot at West Thurrock which will destroy natural habitats. Invertebrate Conservation Trust Buglife had tried and failed to prevent the development.

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top: Silver-spotted Skipper, Red Barbed Ant, Stag Beetle.
centre: Noble Chafer Beetle, Barberry Carpet Moth, Purbeck Mason Wasp.
bottom: Southern Damselfly, Field Cricket, Hazel Pot Beetle.

Previously on { feuilleton }
Robert Lang’s origami insects
James Bond postage stamps
Lalique’s dragonflies
Lucien Gaillard
Wesley Fleming’s glass insects
Please Mr. Postman
Insect Lab

 


 

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  1. #1 posted by Nathalie

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    They are lovely. One day the only memory we will have of animals having ever existed will be in old books and stamps.

  2. #2 posted by John

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    You’re probably right but I hope not.

  3. #3 posted by Nathalie

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    By that time, we human also will only live inside old documents.

 


 

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