Dragonfly Stamp of Botswana

The Botswanan indigenous people is an alien Coisanean, the 17th century began, and the Botswanan indigenous people were ruled over by Tswana of Bantu families. It became British protectorate Bechuanaland in 1885 and became independent as the Republic of Botswana in 1966. The political situation is stable.
Six kinds of insect stamps were issued in 1981 from Botswana.
Additionaly four kinds of stamps of a dragonfly were issued in 1983. Four kinds of all are the beautiful stamps unified by the dragonfly.
Four kinds of stamps and one kind of small sheet of beetles were issued in 2004.
Four kinds of beetle stamps were issued in 2008.

Botswana
1981.2.23 Insect Stamp
Emperor Dragonfly
Anax imperator
(Aeschnidae)
Praying Mantid
Sphodromantis gastrica
(Mantidae)
Elegant Grssshopper
Zonocerus elegans
(Pygomorphidae)
Dung Beetle
Kheper nigroaeneus
(Scarabaeidae)
Citrus Swallowtail Butterfly
Papilio demodocus
(Papilionidae)
Mopane Worm
Gonimbrasia belina
(Saturniidae)


1983.12.25 Dragonfly Stamp
Globe Skimmer
Pantala flavescens
(Libellulidae)
Emperor Dragonfly
Anax imperator
(Aeschnidae)
Red-veined Dropwing
Trithemis arteriosa
(Libellulidae)
Damselfly
Chlorolestes elegans
(Agrionidae)


2003.11.12 Beetle Stamp
Leaf Beetle
Poyclada flexuosa
(Chrysomelidae)
Blister Beetle
Mylabris polymorpha
(Melioidae)
Broad-necked Darkling Beetle
Coelocnemis californicus
(Tenebrionidae)
Jewel Beetle
Sternocera orissa
(Buprestidae)
Flower Chafer
Dicranorrhina derbyana
(Scarabaeidae)


2008.12.1 Beetle Stamp
Small Green Dung Beetle
Gymnoplerus humanus
(Scarabaeidae)
Lunata Ladybug
Chellomenes lunata
(Coccinelidae)
Garden Fruit Beetle
Pachnoda sinuata
(Scarabaeidae)
Darkling Beetle
Eleodes sp.
(Tenebrionidae)


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