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[edit]

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