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Issue Name ::: Singapore Pond Life Low-Value Definitive Stamp Series
Issue Date ::: 2011-04-13
Detail ::: Singapore Post revealed on 13 April 2011 new low value definitive stamp series of 10 stamps facuing on amazing diversity and beauty of a pond ecosystem which are part of our natural heritage that few of us may actually see. This new low value definitive stamp series completed the “Pond Life” definitive collection. The high value definitive “Pond Life” stamp set was issued on 16 February this year. This set of low value definitive stamp sets with its intricate designs shows some commonly found life forms at a pond. The designs follow:

    1. Water lily (Nymphaea) (1st): Water lily (Nymphaea) is a fresh water plant found in most parts of the world. It is rooted in soil in bodies of water, with leaves and flowers floating on the water surface.
    2. Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) (2nd): Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) is a free-floating perennial aquatic plant with broad, thick, glossy, ovate leaves and has long, spongy and bulbous stalks. The feathery, freely hanging roots are purple-black. Flowers are mostly lavender to pink in colour with six petals.
    3. White-Collared Kingfisher (Todirhamphus chloris) (5c): The White-Collared Kingfisher (Todirhamphus chloris) featured in this set is one of the most commonly found species
    4. Diving Beetle (Cybister rugosus) (20c): The Diving Beetle (Cybister rugosus, part of the family Dytiscoidea) is voracious predator and hunts a wide variety of prey, including other insects, tadpoles, and small fish.
    5. Common Redbolt, (Rhodothemis rufa) (30c): One of the world’s oldest insects – the dragonfly Common Redbolt, (Rhodothemis rufa) is commonly found in Singapore, particularly in weedy ponds, lagoons in lowland, and water channels. The dragonfly is a valuable predator that eats mosquitoes, and other small insects like flies, bees and ants.
    6. Ornate Coraltail (Ceriagrion cerinorubellum) (45c): The Damselfly, Ornate Coraltail (Ceriagrion cerinorubellum), also known as Bi-coloured Damsel, is the most common and beautiful species of damselflies. It is easily found in many of Singapore’s parks particularly around ponds, drains, canal, open streams, and is relatively big in size compared to other damselflies.
    7. Black Marsh Terrapin (Siebenrockiella crassicollis) (50c): The Black Marsh Terrapin (Siebenrockiella crassicollis) is known as the ‘Smiling Terrapin’ on account of its upwardly curved jaw line. Growing only to about 20 cm in size, this is one of the region’s smallest terrapins. It feeds on frogs, freshwater prawns, worms and snails, as well as carrion.
    8. White-Breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus) (55c): The White-Breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus) is the most common of the Rail family in Singapore. It feeds mainly on seeds, insects, small fish, and also nibble on worms, shoots and roots of marsh plants.
    9. Common Greenback (Rana erythraea) (65c): The Common Greenback (Rana erythraea) is a species of frog in the Ranidae family. Commonly found near a pond, it lives in damp grass and undergrowth, and plunges into the water when alarmed. Its diet includes insects, worms and slugs, and its eggs are laid in clumps.
    10. Common Toad (Bufo melanostictus) (80c): The Common Toad or Asian Toad (Bufo melanostictus) is differentiated from a frog by its shorter legs and warty skin, and its eggs are laid in long strings. It hides in the ground and hunts for food at night, feeding on insects, larvae, spiders, slugs and worms. Larger toads may also eat small reptiles and rodents, which are swallowed alive.

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