The stamp comes from 10 designs
issue, only in self-adhesive pane and booklet format.
New Zealand is home to a wide range
of creatures that creep, crawl, slither and fly. From the male cicada,
whose song is an integral part of every summer, to the giant weta, a species
that dates back more than 190 million years, they all play a vital role
in our ecosystem. The giant land snail, peripatus, giant dragonfly, puriri
moth, flax weevil, giant veined slug, katipo spider and the huhu beetle
are each an important part of New Zealand's extraordinarily rich biological
diversity. Together they help make this corner of the world unique.
Giant Dragonfly, with a wingspan
of 100mm - 120mm, the giant dragonfly (Uropetala carovei) is the largest
of 11 dragonflies found in New Zealand.