Insect Stamp of Portugal

Portugal is in the mainland at the west end of the Iberian Peninsula bordered by Spain, and is a country consisting of Madeira and Azores archipelagos on the Atlantic. It have the history influenced by Roman Empire before A.D., Muslims after A.D., and it is the twelfth century that it was born as a kingdom. It went abroad as a marine kingdom over the 16th century from the 15th century and competed with Spain for ascendancy, but Brazil which was the greatest colony became independent in 1822. The 20th century began, the African countries including Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique were separated from rule of Portugal, and Macao that was an overseas territory was returned to China in 1999. It switched over from monarchy to the republic in 1910.
Four kinds of insect stamps and two kinds of small seats which it drew a bee on were issued by this Portugal in 2013.
Four kinds of international year of plant health stamps which it drew a plant and insect on were issued in 2020.

Portugal
2013.9.23 Bee Stamps
Worker bee & Box type beehiveWorker bee & Box type beehive
Worker beeWorker bee
Worker beeWorker bee
Western Honeybee
Apis mellifera
(Apidae)


2020.10.30 International year of plant health stamps
Grape Phylloxera
Daktulosphaira vitifoliae
(Phylloxendae)
Pine Sawyer Beetle
Monochamus galloprovincialis
(Cerambycidae)
Mediterranean Fluit Fly
Ceraticis capitata
(Tephritidae)
Red Palm Weevil
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus
(Curculionidae)


The Portuguese Azores Islands are islands which appear on the Atlantic Ocean in 1500km of east in Portugal, and came sure enough the role important as a relay ground which connects the old continent and a new continent at Great Navigation Age.
Four kinds of insect stamps were respectively issued from these Azores Islands in 1984 and 1985.

Portugal Azores
1984.9.3 Insect Stamp
Large Garden Bumble Bee
Megabombus ruderatus
(Anthophoridae)
Large Cabbage White Butterfly
Pieris brassicae
(Pieridae)
Leaf Beetle
Chrysomela banksi
(Chrysomelidae)
Moth
Phlogophora interrupta
(Noctuidae)


1985.2.13 Insect Stamp
Leaf Beetle
Polyspilla polyspilla
(Chrysomelidae)
Hover Fly
Sphaerophoria nigra
(Syrphidae)
Clouded Yellow Butterfly
Colias crocea
(Pieridae)
Azores Grayling Butterfly
Hipparchia azorina
(Satyridae)


The Portuguese Madeira Islands are islands which appear on the Atlantic Ocean in 1500km of east in Portugal, and came sure enough the role important as a relay ground which connects the old continent and a new continent at Great Navigation Age.
Four kinds of insect stamps and two kinds of small seats which it drew a bee on were issued from this Madeira in 2013.

Portugal Madeira
2013.5.17 Bee Stamps
Worker beeWorker beeWorker beeWorker bee & House type beehive
Worker beeWorker bee & House type beehive
Western Honeybee
Apis mellifera
(Apidae)


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