Japan 1986 Insects (1st series)

From Stamps of the World
  • Issue date: 30th July 1986
  • four values in two se-tenant pairs
  • Designed by: Motoharu Morita
  • Printed by:
  • Print process: recess and gravure
  • stamp format height 36½mm x width 28mm
  • Perforations: 13 x 13

Insects first series
60y ~ Asian apollo butterfly, Parnassius eversmanni
60y ~ shield bug, Poecilocoris lewisi
60y ~ longhorn beetle, Rosalia batesi
60y ~ dragonfly, Epiophlebia superstes

  • Notes. The Asian apollo design was issued in a miniature sheet on 12th March 1987 and in booklets, with imperf edges to stamps, on 30th September 1987

Sheet stamps

60y and 60y
60y and 60y
Parnassius eversmanni
Poecilocoris lewisi
Rosalia batesi
Epiophlebia superstes