Christmas Island 1984 Land Crabs

From Stamps of the World
  • Date of Issue : 20th February 1984
  • four values
  • Design : Leslie Curtis
  • Printer : The House of Questa, England
  • Print process : lithography
  • Stamp format: height 30½mm x width 38mm
  • Perforations : 14.1 x 14.3

The Red Land Crab, Cecarcoidea natalis

  • the 40c depicts the Crabs reaching the ocean at the end of their mass migration from the forest to mate and breed, at the onset of the rainy season (usually December)