Dragonfly Stamps

1979 Sweden, Fauna 


Date of Issue:
6 September 1979
Photo:
Gosta Hakansson, Curt Lindhe
Drawing:
Urban Frank
Engraver:
Majvor Franzen-Matthews
Perforation:
12.5 Horizontal
Printing Process:
Engrave 
Printer:
The Post Office Stamp Printing Works
Face V.
Design
Quantity
60 o
Aeschna cyanea
N/A

The Stamp

The stamp comes from 3 designs fauna definitive stamp issue.

Of the 54 species of dragonfly in Sweden, the Aeschna cyanea is the largest, 75mm long, and has the longest wings. The big dragonflies are masters of the art of flying and the slim body can fly straight up and make abrupt turns. They are also some the fastest insects, flying over 15 meters per second.
 


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