golden eyes

黄金の目

11 December 1971, Belgium
Solidarity – Insects: Green tiger beetle / Cicindela campestris
design: Marc Séverin / JMalvaux

You cannot guess its size from this stamp – it is 1.2-1.5 cm when adult and that means these golden eyes are not easy to find. Even in that size, you are in pain if it bites you! Well, in fact it has a bit of a nasty face!

拡大されたイラストではどんな虫か分かりづらいですが、学名からひもとくと「ハンミョウ」と呼ばれるグループの昆虫で、成虫で1.2〜1.5センチの大きさと出ています。そんなに小さいのに、肉食の鋭いアゴで噛まれるとかなり痛いとは!確かに、ちょっと意地悪な顔をしています。

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