Brilliant Bugs

Collect GB Stamps Brilliant Bugs at Royal Mail

2020 (October 1 2020)

Designed by Royal Mail Group Ltd.
Size 36mm (h) x 35mm (v)
Printed by International Security Printers
Print Process Lithography
Perforations 14 x 14.5


Brilliant Bugs 1st Stamp (2020) Common Carder Bee (Bombus pascuorum)

Common Carder Bee (Bombus pascuorum)


This relatively widespread bumblebee feeds on flowers such as the large blue pea.

Brilliant Bugs 1st Stamp (2020) Painted Lady Butterfly (Vanessa cardui)

Painted Lady Butterfly (Vanessa cardui)


Thistles are a common source of nectar for these migratory butterflies in Britain.

Brilliant Bugs £1.45 Stamp (2020) Longhorn Beetle (Rutpela maculata)

Longhorn Beetle (Rutpela maculata)


This wasp-mimicking beetle is a common visitor of hawthorn flowers in summer.

Brilliant Bugs £1.45 Stamp (2020) Elephant Hawk-Moth (Deilephila elpenor)

Elephant Hawk-Moth (Deilephila elpenor)


Honeysuckle is a favoured source of nectar for this striking species.

Brilliant Bugs £1.70 Stamp (2020) Marmalade Hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus)

Marmalade Hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus)


An important pollinator of crops like oilseed rape, it is also often seen in gardens.

Brilliant Bugs £1.70 Stamp (2020) Ruby-Tailed Wasp  (Chrysis ignita agg.)

Ruby-Tailed Wasp (Chrysis ignita agg.)


The adult ruby-tailed wasp feeds on nectar from flowers such as angelica.

Presentation Pack

Pack 592
Brilliant Bugs (2020)

Reverse for Brilliant Bugs

First Day Cover

Brilliant Bugs (2020)

Reverse for Brilliant Bugs

Publicity - First

Brilliant Bugs (2020)

PHQ Cards

Pack PHQ477

PHQ477 (a) PHQ477 (b) PHQ477 (c) PHQ477 (d) PHQ477 (e) PHQ477 (f)