Dragonfly Stamps

2010 Lithuania, the Red Book of Lithuania - Forest Fauna and Flora


Date of Issue:
11 September 2010
Designer:
A. Ratkeviciene
Size:
34.5 x 30 mm
Perforation:
14
Printing Process:
offset 
Format:
sheet of 8 (2 designs)
Printer:
Osterreichische Staatsdruckerei GmbH (Vienna)
Face V.
Design
Quantity
1.35 Lt
Lesser Emperor Dragonfly (Anax parthenope)
150,000

The Stamps

The stamp comes from set of 2 designs.

Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope) is a dragonfly of the family Aeshnidae. It is found in Ignalina, Lazdijai, Moletai, Prienai, Trakai, Ukmerge, Varena, and Vilkaviskis districts in Lithuania. The Lesser Emperor usually inhabits the surrounding areas of forest lakes and ponds. The female of the species insert their eggs into water plants' stems. Larval development depends on water temperature and usually takes 1-2 years. The Lesser Emperor is most commonly seen from May to August. It feeds on insects. Water pollution and recreational activities in its natural habitats are major threats to the Lesser Emperor. Since 1989, this species is under protection in Lithuania. 
 


The Sheet

The stamp issued in sheet of 8 (4 x 2) stamps.

The FDC

 

 


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