at Royal Mail
(October 1 2020)
Designed by Royal Mail Group Ltd.
Size 36mm (h) x 35mm (v)
Printed by International Security Printers
Print Process Lithography
Perforations 14 x 14.5
Common Carder Bee (Bombus pascuorum)
This relatively widespread bumblebee feeds on flowers such as the large blue pea.
Painted Lady Butterfly (Vanessa cardui)
Thistles are a common source of nectar for these migratory butterflies in Britain.
Longhorn Beetle (Rutpela maculata)
This wasp-mimicking beetle is a common visitor of hawthorn flowers in summer.
Elephant Hawk-Moth (Deilephila elpenor)
Honeysuckle is a favoured source of nectar for this striking species.
Marmalade Hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus)
An important pollinator of crops like oilseed rape, it is also often seen in gardens.
Ruby-Tailed Wasp (Chrysis ignita agg.)
The adult ruby-tailed wasp feeds on nectar from flowers such as angelica.