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Dragonflies – Aland

Aland post issued two insect stamps featuring Dragonflies – Southern Hawker and Ruddy Darter. Dragonflies characteristically have elongated, narrow abdomens, flexible heads with well-developed, compound eyes, two pairs of long, transparent wings that move independently, and powerful mouthparts used for biting and short coarse antennae.

The two sets of wings are very flexible, making dragonflies very strong fliers. The location of the three sets of legs, near the head, makes walking difficult for dragonflies but facilitates the catching of prey (other insects) in flight.

Title: Dragonflies
Date of Issue: 4 June 2012
Country: Aland
Denominations: €0,75, €0,95

Source: http://www.posten.ax

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