Japan 1987 Insects (4th series)

From Stamps of the World
  • Issue date: 23rd January 1987
  • 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 fourth series
60y ~ Asian Apollo, Parnassius eversmanni
40y ~ Orange Tip, Anthocaris cardamines
60y ~ Chestnut Tiger, Parantica sita
40y ~ Great Purple, Sasakia charonda

  • Notes. The Chestnut Tiger 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
Parantica sita
60y beetle Cheirotonus jambar
60y stag beetle, Lucanus maculifemoratus
60y dragonfly, Antogaster sieboldii