How about some pretty butterfly stamps for your morning? These are  from‘s photo stream.  Insects on stamps are pretty common, and there is a large review from 1990 in American Entomologist:

From 1892 to 1988, there have been 4,971 postage stamps depicting insects or their close allies issued by 289 countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Collectors of these insect-related stamps are said to practice “entomophilately.“

Posted by Gwen Pearson

Writer. Nerd. Insect Evangelist. Have you heard the good news? BUGS!


  1. Nice way to start the morning!

  2. Lovely. There were some really great one the USPS put out several years ago and as it happens, my neighbor knows the artist. SUPER realistic drawings/paintings (?), shiny beetles, etc. LOVE when stamps address natural resource stuff (which is varied and beautiful and interesting) vs. yet another Am. flag. That first one is spectacular!

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