Friday, April 25, 2008

Latvia Bat WWF FDCs

Latvia FDCs
Name: Bats – WWF
Date of Issue: 12 April 2008

22 & 45:
The Barbastelle (Barbastella barbastellus)
The Barbastelle (Barbastella barbastellus), also known as the Western Barbastelle, is a European bat. It has a short nose, small eyes and wide ears.

It is rare throughout its range.

31 & 55: The Pond Bat (Myotis dasycneme)
The Pond Bat (Myotis dasycneme) is a species of vesper bat in the Vespertilionidae family. It is found in Belarus, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Sweden, and Ukraine. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Comment: Amazing!! There are 3 registered labels on every Latvian FDC; Latvian registered label, Finnish registered label and Chinese registered label.

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