Wednesday, 22 March 2017

3D - Holographic Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - 3D Holographic foil / Odd shaped Miniature Sheet/ Embossed Stamps

Australia 2016 Asian International Stamp Exhibition 2016 Nanning China - Jewel Beetles

Issue date 6 September 2016 (Reprint)

On the occasion of  2016 Asian International Stamp Exhibition was held from December 2 to December 6 in Nanning city China, Australia released a special set of stamps featuring the Jewel Beetles featuring:

Stigmodera gratiosa - a stunningly iridescent green jewel beetle that can be found feeding on the nectar of wildflowers in Western Australia. In Western Australia, all jewel beetles are protected under legislation (the Western Australian Wildlife Conservation Act 1950).

Castiarina klugii has a metallic colouration ranging from deep blue with yellow bands to deep purple with orange bands, depending on the light. Castiarina is a large and incredibly diverse genus of jewel beetle, though five species are listed as Data Deficient in Victoria. Castiarina klugii found in Victoria and New South Wales.

Temognatha alternata has distinctive yellow, green and red bands. It is endemic to Australia and is generally found on the east coast of Queensland. Four species of Temognatha beetles are listed as Vulnerable in Victoria and six species as Data Deficient, and Tasmania has listed one species as Endangered.

Julodimorpha bakewellii - a large jewel beetle, which can measure up to around 60 millimetres in length and is found in arid and semi-arid areas of New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia.

The miniature sheets are odd shaped with embossing effect and stamps have been printed with holographic foil effect. 

To view other stamps in this category click on the following link - 
3D - Holographic Stamps
Odd Shaped Miniature Sheet
Embossed Stamps

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