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CROATIAN FAUNA – BATS, Blasius's horseshoe bat

     

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Number: 1094
Value: 2.80 HRK
Design: Ana Žaja Petrak & Mario Petrak, designers, Zagreb
Size: 35.50 x 29.82 mm
Paper: white 102 g, gummed
Perforation: Comb,14
Technique: Multicoloured Offsetprint + Varnish
Printed by: AKD d.o.o., Zagreb
Date of issue: 21/3/2017
Quantity: 150,000 per motif


In addition to the findings on the islands of Cres, Krk and Rab, it is limited to underground shelters (caves and pits) in the interior of the Mediterranean region. As the species is considered extinct in Slovenia and Italy, findings in Croatia represent the northern border of this widespread but rare species.


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A bat from the horseshoe bat family (Rhinolophidae) which all have a characteristic skin growths that distinguish them from other families and each other. Blasius's horseshoe bat is the rarest species of horseshoe bat in Croatia. In addition to the findings on the islands of Cres, Krk and Rab, it is limited to underground shelters (caves and pits) in the interior of the Mediterranean region. As the species is considered extinct in Slovenia and Italy, findings in Croatia represent the northern border of this widespread but rare species. Specific echolocating high frequency signals are clear determining feature of the species and are used for orientation and hunting of insects. It hunts in undergrowth (shrubs) and forests, whose destruction, along with the disturbance and destruction of underground shelters threatens this species. In order to preserve the species it is of utmost importance to protect their hunting habitat as well as the underground facilities in which its winter and summer colonies reside

Number: CROATIAN FAUNA – BATS
Type: C
Description:   Motifs: Blasius's horseshoe bat 2.80 HRK Mediterranean long-eared bat 3.10 HRK Redhead bat 6.50 HRK Stamps have been issued in 20-stamp sheets and 10-stamp booklets and there is also First Day Cover (FDC) and three Maximum Cards issued by Croatian Post. A bat silhouette is visible under UV light.
Date: 21/3/2017

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