Dienstag, 14. August 2012

Plecotus Auritus - My new stamp for the Post of Switzerland

A popular scientific presentation of the brown long-eared bat.
The search for photographic references was extremely difficult and very
time-consuming. A fragile creatures of the night and very delicate.
As a trained scientific illustrator my skill is used in applications where the knowledge of an ordinary illustrator has its limitations. Even experts find it difficult to different species and subspecies to be distinguished.
The brown long-eared bats are similar devilishly cute goblins!
I think that my bat is one of the biggest stamps
which the Swiss Post has ever brought to market.
Almost 4 inches "wingspan" :-)!


  1. très cool! Ich liebe Fledermäuse!

    1. Kann mir vorstellen: Vor allem wenn sie
      aus "Schuelertheks" raus flattern?
      Und natürlich mit einem Batman-Kleber darauf !

  2. That is astonishing Pierangelo. :)

    1. Thank you for your comment and your visit, Boxy !