While not as popular a stamp collecting topic as domestic animals and pets, entomology (the study of insects), has become a focus of many stamp collectors.
An animal is an insect when it has segmented body parts. Insects are quite remarkable creatures and it has been determined that in the region of 1 million species have been identified, with estimates of the number of unidentified species ranging from 5 million to 8 million. Insects exist all over the world and survive in some of the harshest environments on earth; it is believed that they - in terms of numbers - outnumber all other animal species combined .
It's no wonder that so many countries have issued stamps featuring a wide variety of insects-,mosquitoes, grasshoppers, beetles, bees, wasps, butterflies. Modern research has focused on the relationship of our environment to the insect species that thrive or are endangered in our forests, cities, and even desert areas.
A large number of worldwide issues featuring butterflies, beetles, and even more obscure insect species are available at our site. They are well worth a look!