Sunday, May 5, 2013

Mantis & Beetles

The theme this week @ Viridian's Sunday Stamps 
is stamps from China and Taiwan.

I'm happy to find insects at the back of postcards received from 
China and Taiwan. This is like part 2 for my post last week
which are beneficial insects from Canada.

Here is a Tenodera aridifolia sinensis or Chinese mantis.
Being a fan of Kung Fu Panda, a computer-generated action/comedy
martial arts film, I was curious whether the mantis technique is related to the 
Chinese Mantis. The answer is yes. Mr. Wiki said that the Praying Mantis kung fu
was developed in the Shangdong Province of China in the mid-1600's
based on the quick movements of the Chinese mantis.

Our second insect is the Aphrodisium faldermannii yuagii.
What a long scientific name! Whew! It's common name is the
"musk long horned beetle". It was issued by the Chunghwa Post in 2010
to raise the awareness about the long-horned beetles.

It's a relatively relaxed Sunday for me so I'll probably get a nap after posting.
I wish it's a relaxed day for all of you, too!
Happy Sunday Stamps, everyone!



  1. The mantis is such a great looking insect. Am not so fond of beetles (and I have this stamp), but since there are more beetles than anything else in the world ( 25% of all known animal life-forms), one or another is probably displayed on quite a few stamps!

  2. Praying Mantis are such fascinating insects, that one is in perfect pose.

  3. Lovely! Even if they are bugs :-)
    Thank you for participating!

  4. Lovely amd interesting stamps! I hope you enjoy your nap. :)


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