Although some insects are pests and disease bearers, these form only a small part of the abundant species of insects. Other insects in fact do play important roles which make them a necessity rather than a nuisance in our lives.
Vast armies of insects spend their day cleaning up after us and themselves. Flies and beetles remove and bury refuse such as decomposing garbage and dung below the ground, hence keeping us from being overwhelmed by our own waste.
Insects are also a source of food, such as honey and royal jelly derived from bees. Livestock such as chickens also feed on insects.
Insects are a good indicator of the quality of our environment. Their population levels in different habitats can tell us a great deal about increasing pollution and worsening conditions.
Date of Issue : 28 Nov 1998
Postmark : Kajang
Denomination : 20 sen, 30 sen, 50 sen and 2 x RM2
Stamp Size : 40mm x 30mm and 27.9mm x 44.5mm (RM2 stamps)
Paper : SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process : Lithography
A LIL' NOTE
Above stamps are issued during Pos Malaysia Stamp Week in 1998. Activities are being held during such stamp week with the objective to generate interest in stamp collecting.
I always find those stamps issued during Stamp Week to be attractive and beautiful. Well, in order to foster interest in stamp collecting, especially among the younger ones, guess those designs just have to be attractive enough :)