Moon moth

アンテナと寄り目

11 December 1971, Belgium
Solidarity – Insects: Moon moth  / Actias luna
design: Marc Séverin / JMalvaux

Last night was the autumn full Moon – the best one to celebrate in China. This moth is also called Luna moth and it has beautifully shaped wings and long tails in Emerald colour – an unforgettable gem. But the stamp designer had chosen different point – its feathery antenna and dark blue cross-eyed face!

昨夜は中秋の名月でした。よい月を見られましたか?イギリスは昨夜からずっと雨です(もちろん)!

切手にあるラテン名から「月の蛾」というニックネームこの蛾を検索して、びっくり。エメラルド色で、エレガントな曲線の前羽と、長い紡錘形の後羽を持つ美しい蛾だったのです。それなのに、この黄色いアンテナと濃いブルーの寄り目を下から描いたデザイナーの感覚、というか選択は、そうとう変わっている。インパクトはありますが。。

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