6 brand new stamps celebrate pollinators found in the UK as follows:
1st class - Common carder bee (Bombus pascuorum) - This relatively widespread bumblebee feeds on flowers such as the large blue pea.
1st class - Marmalade hoverfly (Episyrphus balteastus) - Often seen in gardens, this is also an important pollinator of crops like oilseed rape.
£1.45 - Longhorn beetle (Rutpela maculata) - This wasp-mimicking beetle is a common visitor of hawthorn flowers in summer.
£1.45 - Elephant hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor) - Honeysuckle is a favoured source of nectar for this striking species.
£1.70 - Painted lady butterfly (Vanessa cardui) - Thistles are a common source of nectar for these migratory butterflies in Britain.
£1.70 - Ruby-tailed wasp (Chrysis ignita agg) - The adult ruby-tailed wasp feeds on nectar from flowers such as angelica.
Issued 1st October 2020 order yours right now!