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Monday, August 16, 2010

Green Snaketail

Republic of Belarus will issue the set of four stamps featuring Dragonfly Green snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia), in the WWF series. The Green snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia) is a dragonfly listed in the Red Book of the Republic of Belarus. It is a very beautiful, easily recognizable dragonfly.

It combines three colours: its eyes, head and thorax are green, while its abdomen is black and yellow. The favourite habitat of green snaketails consists of relatively slow-flowing rivers and brooks with a gravelly or sandy bottom. Pollution of reservoirs is the main threat of the reduction of this dragonfly population. Only single green snaketails are found on the territory of Belarus. The Green snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia) is also listed in the Red Book of Lithuania and it is protected in Europe.

Title: Green Snaketail
Date of Issue: 10 August 2010
Country: Belarus
Denominations: 900 BYR, 1000 BYR, 1400 BYR, 1500 BYR