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PostSubject: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:41 am

OK, I already have a thread showing my collection on display. But I am creating a new thread that I will use to photo-document my collection. On a periodic basis (maybe not EVERY day), I will post a species and ALL figures I have of that given species. I am aware I don't have everything and I am sure many of you will recognize figures I am lacking. As I add new members of a given species, I will update that post so all members of the same species are in the same post.

I will try to cross post this on ATF and STS to have it safely in two places.

Please feel free to comment but please so not post images in this thread. I would like all the images to be mine (for logistical reasons). Thank you for your cooperation.

If anyone can contribute a name to an 'unknown manufacturer' please chime in!

In the meantime, enjoy.

Since I have been doing a lot with Lepidoptera lately, let's start with the monarch (and related members of the genus Danaus), since I have more of this species (21 figures) than any other lepidopteran.

I. monarch, Danaus plexippus.

A. Some large, well-made figures.
1. 4D Master (Butterfly Collection)
2. Safari LTD (Hidden Kingdom Insects)
3. CollectA (this is probably the best of the lot, among the plastic figures at least!)

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B. Some large, soft figures
1. K&M International (Insects Polybag)
2. unknown manufacturer (originally had a string to hang from a ceiling or object)

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3. Learning Resources (Jumbo Insects) [added 3/2/2017]

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C. Life Cycle by Safari LTD (Safariology)

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D. Miscellaneous small to medium figures
1. Safari LTD (Authenics Insects)
2. Cadbury (Yowies - Australian release)
3. Cadbury (Yowies - UK release)
4. K&M International (Butterflies Nature Tube)
5. unknown manufacturer (from a set of Club Earth knock-offs)
6. US Toy
7. unknown manufacturer
8. Toy Major
9. Groovy Tube Books (Bug Blast!)
10. Safari LTD (Smithsonian Insects)

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E. Porcellain figurines
1. Franklin Mint (Butterflies of the World)
2. Little Critterz (Little Critterz)
3. Little Critterz (Northern Rose)
4. unknown (possible doll-house decor)

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A couple French feves by unknown manufacturers. [added 2/1/2017]

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II. queen, Danaus gilippus.

Only two figures, both of which whose identifications are based on my theories (and as such, open for debate). The larva is by Beam; the adult is by Toy Major.

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III. common tiger, Danaus genutia.
Only one figure, by Yujin (Insects of Japan). This figure was marketed as being in the genus Salatura.

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:28 am

Unbelievable models :)

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:31 am

Your collection is amazing, your knowledge is impressive, and your pictures are perfect cheers

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I look very much forward to follow your buggy-topics Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:10 pm

As usual with arthropods, your collection is more complete than [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - fortunately we have the chance of using some of your pictures there.
Monarchs are surely the most common butterfly figures in toy shape, Just as T-rexes are the most common dinos or lion the most common extant wild animal.
The insect world is actually ver complex, butterfly species are really a lot and some look alike, even if emperors seem easy to identify, it is good to remember about the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] that looks very similar. Thanks for opening this topic. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:21 pm

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....... it is good to remember about the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] that looks very similar...... Very Happy

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Lesson of the day cheers Applause

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:06 am

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....... it is good to remember about the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] that looks very similar......

Gosh ! I didn't know that Shocked
Lesson of the day

Interestingly the large K&M figure (second image) is sometimes marketed as a viceroy. But I do not consider a figure a viceroy unless it has that distinctive black band across the hind wings.

Roger: you may use any of my images anytime for TAI.
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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:15 am

Well, it seems I will learn a lot about Fauna and toys here, thank you for opening this topic Blaine Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:00 am

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...... I do not consider a figure a viceroy unless it has that distinctive black band across the hind wings.

Good rule of thumb study Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:24 am

EDIT: Updated first post to include other members of Danaus (since I only had 3 other figures representing 2 species).

By the way I made a list of all species in my collection and numbered them. I am using a random number generator to determine what will be posted next...
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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:41 am

So...that random number generator selected another danaine butterfly, related to the monarch! LOL, you can't make this stuff up. So, the second post will represent:

paper kite, Idea leuconoe:

A. Life cycle elements:
1. larva: Kaiyodo (CapsuleQ Museum Caterpillars)
2. pupa: Yujin (Insects of Japan)
3. adult: Yujin (Insects of Japan)

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B. small and medium figures.
1. K&M International (Butterflies Nature Tube)*
2. Safari LTD (Butterflies of the World Collectors Case)*
3. Safari LTD (Authentics Butterflies)
4. K&M International (Mini Butterfly Polybag)

*this species should not have tails. The Safari figure was specifically marketed as I leuconoe and the K&M figure is apparently a copy of it. Safari corrected the error for the Authentics figure.

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C. French feve figurine. [added 2/1/2017]

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:13 am

The Yujin is pure beauty Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:36 am

Very nice :)

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:11 am

The random number generator is keeping the Lepidoptera theme going with the commercial silkworm moth, Bombyx mori.

A. Life cycle by Insect Lore.

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B. miscellaneous figures: [updated 8/2/217]
1. larva by Kaiyodo (CapsuleQ Museum Caterpillars)
2. larva by Shenig (Larvae Moei)
4. pupa by Shenig (Larvae Moei)
4. adult by Kaiyodo (Sticky Tack Insect Set)

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:45 am

Going into the weekend, so two-for-one tonight. This time, the genus Argiope, and other araneids. [edited 1/20/2017]

I. garden spider, Argiope amoena.
One figure of this species, by Bandai (Figure Pictorial Book of Gakken Insect)

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II. black-and-yellow argiope, Argiope aurantia.
I have only one figure so far, by Play Visions (Habitat Earth: Tarantulas and Spiders)

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III. St. Andrews Cross spider, Argiope keyserlingi.
One figure, by K&M International (Spiders Bulk)

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IV. A large generic Argiope by Sun Wai Toys

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V. spiny orb-weaver, Gasteracantha cancriformis .
One figure, by K&M International (Spiders Bulk)

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VI. The leaf-rolling spider, Phonognatha graeffei. [added 2/18/2017]
One figure, by Cadbury (Yowies).

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VII. Some generic 'garden spiders'
A couple figures marketed as garden or orb-weaving spiders (Aranaeidae).

left: Wicked Cool Toys (Wild Kratts Creature Power Pack - Crawlers Set)
right: Groovy Tube Books (Bug Blast!) [this is a repaint of a generic spider, but was specifically marketed as a garden spider]

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...and I guess by web morphology this is also an aranaeid:

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:15 am

Thanks for offering your pictures to Toy Animal Wiki, I still have to introduce your Toy Major butterflies on TAI but it won't be easy next weeks.
About the Japanese papermaybe it is a good idea that you take a picture of it and ask directly to a Japanese member. They're not many but who knows you can find some help.
It is really amazing to see all these figures and I enjoy particularly that you collect several brands, regardless the quality presented. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:58 am

Those Paper Kites in the first picture, ohhhh drunken

Thankyou for all these wonderful pictures, it is very ver interesting cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:59 pm

The random number generator this morning landed on the planarian, Dugesia sp. This is not an arthropod (I have select other invertebrates, plankton, and protozoa).
This figure is from Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour; it was in a set of six but I only got one to get a representative of this species.

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By the way, it's a weekend so I hope to have several posts today and/or tomorrow...
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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:14 pm

The random number generator selected another spider, the mabel orchard spider, Leucauge venusta.

I have one figure of this species, and probably the only figure of a member of the family Tetragnathidae, by K&M Internatinal (Spiders Bulk).

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:36 pm

The first Diptera! The random number generator selected a species of mosquito, and since there are so few figures of this group I'll show all of mine.

I. Anopheles maculipennis.
One figure, by Skillcraft (Insect Lab) [I had to paint it myself]

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II. unassigned mosquitoes.

A. Life cycle by Safari LTD (Safariology)

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B. miscellaneous small figures.
1. left: Bullyland
2. right: unknown manufacturer

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:43 am

Well, the random number generator finally landed on a beetle, and it's Dorcus titanus platymelus. So, here are all of my Dorcus species (12 of them!) and figures.

I. Dorcus alcides.
1. DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book)
2. Sega (small series, standard)

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3. Sega (DX) [added 11/19/2017]

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II. Dorcus antaeus.
1. DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book)

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III. Dorcus arrowi.
1. DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book)

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IV. Dorcus bucephalus
1. DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book)

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V. Dorcus curvidens.
1. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (Beetles of the World)-male
2. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (Beetles of the World)-female
3. Hayakwa Toys (Insect Collection - Special)
4. Kabaya (World Insect Series 1)

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VI. Dorcus grandis [updated 11/19/2017]
1. Sega (small series, standard)
2. Sega (Mushi King magnet)
3. Kabaya (World Insect Series 1)

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4. 4D Master (Beetle Collecion) [added 4/10/2017]

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VII. Dorcus hopei-complex.
These are those marketed under either D. hopei or the subspecies, D. hopei binodulosus. This is the most commonly-made Dorcus species.

A. Large figures.
1. DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book)
2. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (B.I.G. Beetles)

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B. Medium-sized figures.
1. F-Toys (Insect Hunter Beetle and Stag Beetle)
2. F-Toys (Beetle Battle)
3. Rement
4. Kitan Club – Nature Techni Colour (Nature of Japan Vol. 3)
5. Colorata (Tropical Rain Forest Stag Beetles)
6. Sega (Mushi King)
7. Saga
8. Kaiyodo (Capsule Q Museum – Stag Beetles)

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C. Smaller and misc. figures.
1. Bandai (Bugs Museum)
2. Sega
3. Wing Mau
4. Sega

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D. Immature stages.
1. Kaiyodo (Capsule Q Museum – Caterpillars)
2-4. Kaiyodo (Choco Q Animatales)

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2017 additions [added 11/19/2017]
These were added second half of 2017
1. Sega
2. Hayakwa Toys (Insect Collection - Special)
3. Sega

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VIII. Dorcus rectus. [updated 11/19/2017]
1. Sega
2. Sega
3. Sega (small series, standard)

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IX. Dorcus rubrofemoratus.
1. Sega

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X. Dorcus titanus-complex.
1. D. titanus titanus, DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book)
2. D. titanus palawanicus, Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (B.I.G. Beetles, 2016)
3. D. titanus platymelus, F-toys (Beetle Battle)
4. D. titanus platymelus, Yujin (Insects of Japan) [marketed as Serognathus platymelus]

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1. D. titanus palawanicus, Sega (DX) [added 4/19/2017]

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Late 2017 updates [added 11/19/2017]:
1. Sega (large series, standard) [subspecies palawanicus]
2. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (B.I.G. Beetles 2017) [subspecies palawanicus]

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1. ShanTrip [subspecies palawanicus]
2. Hayakwa Toys (Insect Collection - Special)

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XI. Dorcus tityus
1. Sega

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:54 am

This post is a personal request from a good friend, colleague, and frequent collaborator: ticks in the genus Ixodes.

I. Australian paralysis tick, Ixodes holocyclus.
One figure, by Paleo-Creatures [figure is a male]

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II. castor bean tick, Ixodes ricinus.
1. 3B Scientific
2. Funrise Toys (World of Nature Insect Collection)

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III. Black-legged tick, Ixodes scapularis. [added 2/18/2018]

Two figures, an engorged female and a male by a currently unknown manufacturer.

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IV. miscellanous 'Ixodes' ticks.
1. GPI Anatomicals (Canine Skin Parasites)-this is an otherwise great figure except for the presence of festoons which this genus should not have.
2. Play Visions (Fleas, Lice, and Ticks)-this is marketed as a 'deer tick' which generally implies an Ixodes, but members of this genus should not have eyes, an ornate dorsal shield, nor festoons.

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:57 am

I have a special bias for D. titanus platymelus, Yujin (Insects of Japan).

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:19 pm

Unbelievable!!

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:45 pm

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I have a special bias for  D. titanus platymelus, Yujin (Insects of Japan).

This one is really impressive.  How big is it?

Kiki, the Sun Wai spider is 13 cm (body length, without legs); 30 cm (leg tip to leg tip)
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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:14 pm

As a request from stargatedalek, here are the luna moths, Actias luna, and other members of the genus Actias. Not as many out there as one would hope (I should check out for porcelain figurines...)

I. Luna moth, Actias luna.

A. Large figures.

1. Safari LTD (Smithsonian Insects)

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2. Doug Walpus Art Studio.

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B. A smaller, softer figure by Groovy Tube Books (Bug Blast!).

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C. Life cycle by Safari LTD (Safariology).

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II. Indian moon moth, Actias selene.
One figure, a refrigerator magnet by Doug Walpus Art Studio.

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:47 pm

I enjoy your unique collection a lot! Very Happy Crazy to see figures of planarians, I got really surprised the first time I've seen it on TAI. It will give you a lot of work surely to update this topic but it will serve surely as a good reference for you and for other collectors of this kind of figures. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:06 am

Interestingly, the random number generator picked another saturniid moth! So, here are my Saturnia figures. Right now, only two figures each representing one species.

I. small emperor moth, Saturnia pavonia.
1. Kaiyodo (Souvenirs Entomologiques) [the female is under the cage cover]

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II. giant peacock moth, Saturnia pyri.
1. Paleo-Creatures (Little Treasures of Europe)

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:43 am

All days,we see your pictures, with interesting insects.

Is really nivel. sunny sunny sunny

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:50 am

One last one for the weekend:

cobalt blue tarantula, Haplopelma lividum.

left: Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (Venomous Spiders)
right: Club Earth (Spiders To Go)

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:43 am

Great :)

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:31 am

Truely a joy to watch cheers

Those moths are so beautyful !!! Danish moths are always just some kind of beige or grey Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:54 pm

So the random number generator landed on one of the paper wasps, so here are my Polistes figures:

I. Polistes annularis.
One figure, by Skillcraft (Insect Lab)--painted myself.

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II. European paper wasp, Polistes dominula.
One figure, by Blip Toys (Nature's Wonders HD)

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III. Polistes humilis.
One figure, by Cadbury (Yowies - Australian release) [marketed as P. tasmaniensis]

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IV. Polistes rothneyi.
One figure, by Yujin (Insects of Japan)

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:58 pm

Beautiful !! I love you I love you cheers I love your bugs! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:27 pm

cheers cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:43 pm

The random number generator landed on one of the Golofa species, so here are my four:

I. Golofa claviger.
One figure, by Kabaya (World Insect Series 1)

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II. Golofa eacus.
One figure, by DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book)

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III. Golofa pizzaro.
Two figures for now:
1. DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book).
2. Sega [edit 1/12/2019: this is actually G. claviger]

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IV. Golofa porteri. [updated 11/19/2017]
1. Sega (small series, DX)
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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:49 pm

the blue doctor, Rhetus periander.

Only one figure, by Franklin Mint (Butterflies of the World):

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:56 pm

I am home from work today...

The random number generator landed on one of the Odontolabis species. I have 11 members of this genus, but not many specimens so I'll put all my Odontolabis figures here...

I. Odontolabis bellicosa.
One figure, by DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book)

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II. Odontolabis burmeisteri.
1. DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book)
2. Sega (Mushi King)
3. Sega
4. Sega

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1. Sega (Mushi King - fighting beetles) [added 11/19/2017]

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III. Odontolabis cuvera fallaciosa.
One figure by DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book)

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IV. Odontolabis cypri.
One figure, by Sega

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V. Odontolabis dalmanni.
One figure, by DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book)

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VI. Odontolabis duivenbodei.
One figure, by Sega

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VII. Odontolabis femoralis.
1. Colorata (Tropical Rain Forest Stag Beetles)
2. Kabaya (World Insect Series I)
3. Hayakwa Toys (Insects Collection - Special)

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VIII. Odontolabis imperialis.
One figure, by Sega

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IX. Odontolabis lacordairei [added12/7/2017]
One figure, by Epoch (fighting beetles)

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X. Odontolabis ludekingi
One figure, by DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book)

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XI. Odontolabis spectabilis.
1. DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book)
2. Sega

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XII. Odontolabis stevensi.
One figure, DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book)

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:05 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:40 pm

Really nice collection of insects, particularly the large beetles. I had no idea they made so many great figures of unusual species.
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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:23 am

The genus Hexarthrius:

I. Hexarthrius forsteri. [added 11/19/2017]
One figure, by Sega.

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II. Hexarthrius mandibularis.

A. Boxed figure by DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book).

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B. miscellaneous smaller figures. [updated 11/19.2017]
1. Sega
2. Kabaya (World Insect Series I)
3. Sega

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1. ShanTrip
2. Sega

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III. Hexarthrius parryi.

A. Large boxed figure by DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book).

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B. miscellaneous small figures.
1. Colorata (Tropical Rain Forest Stag Beetles)
2. Hayakwa Toys (Insects Collection - Special)
3. Epoch (Flying Beetles)

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1. F-toys (Insect Hunter 2017) [added 11/19/2017]

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IV. Hexarthrius rhinoceros.
One figure, by DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book).

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:04 am

The random generator landed on Coprophanaeus ensifer:

For now, one figure by Safari LTD (Smithsonian Insects):

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And this is a good chance to post miscellaneous unidentified dung beetles of the subfamily Coprinae (all unknown manufacturers):

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...with all the scarab beetle figures it was about time the number generator would go crazy with them, and today looks like their day!
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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:21 am

Rhinoceros beetles in the genus Dynastes.

I. western Hercules beetle, Dynastes granti.

A. Boxed and flying figures.
1. DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book).
2. Epoch (Flying Beetles)

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B. Other figures.
1. F-toys (Insect Hunter Beetle and Stag Beetle)
2. Sega (Mushi King)
3. Sega
4. Sega

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II. Hercules beetle, Dynastes hercules.

A. VERY large figures.
1. DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book)
2. Subarudo

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B. Flying and diorama-style figures/figurines.
1. Castagna
2. Kabaya (Insect Directory)
3. Sega
4. Wing Mau

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1. Sega [added 11/19/2017]

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C. Large figures.
1. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (B.I.G. Beetles)
2. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S.
3. unknown manufacturer [dollar store insect set]

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1. Sega DX [added 4/19/2017]
2. 4D Master (Beetle Collection)

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added 11/19/2017:
1. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (B.I.G. Beetles - 2017)
2. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (B.I.G. Beetles - 2017) - melanic
3. Subarudo

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D. Medium-sized figures.
1. Colorata (Tropical Rain Forest Rhinoceros Beetles)
2. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (Biology of the Amazon)
3. unknown manufacturer [dollar store insect set]

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E. Smaller figures.
1. Sega
2. Sega (Mushi King)
3. Hayakwa Toys (Insects Collection – Special)
4. Kaiyodo (Wonder Figure Collection)
5. Furuta (Choco Egg Funny Animal Series)
6. Hayakwa Toys (Insects Collection – Special)
7. AAA [female]
8. Sega
9. Sega

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Added 11/19/2017:
1. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (B.I.G. Insects - 2017)
2. F-toys (Insect Hunter - 2017)
3. Maruka (The Strongest Beetle Legend)
4. ShanTrip
5. Sega (Mushi King magnets)
6. Sega (small series, standard) - blue morph

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F. Life Cycle by Tedco Toys.

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III. Dynastes hyllus. [edited 11/19/2017]
1. Sega (DX)
2. Sega (Mushi King - fighting beetles)
3. Sega (small series, standard)

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IV. Neptune beetle, Dynastes neptunus.

A. Larger figures.
1. Subarudo
2. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S.
3. Colorata (Tropical Rain Forest Rhinoceros Beetles)

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1. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S.
2. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (B.I.G. Beetles - 2017)

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B. Smaller figures.
1. F-toys (Beetle Battle)
2. Sega (Mushi King)
3. Sega
4. Sega
5. Kabaya (World Insect Series)
6. Hayakwa Toys (Insects Collection – Special)
7. Hayakwa Toys (Insects Collection – Special)

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1. ShanTrip
2. Epoch (fighting beetles)

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V. Dynastes satanas.

A. Larger figures.
1. DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book)
2. F-toys (Itakon – Itami City Museum of Insects)

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B. Miscellaneous figures.
1. Sega
2. Sega

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:41 am

The random number generator landed on the horseshoe crab, Tachypleus tridentatus. Since I only have a small handful of horseshoe crabs, we'll do them all here!

I. Dubbolimulus sp.
One figure, by Cadbury (Yowies - Lost Kingdoms)

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II. Euproops sp. [added 9/3/2017]
A pair of figures by Paleocasts.

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III. Atlantic horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus.

A. Large figure by Safari LTD (Incredible Creatures).

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B. Some small figures.
left: Paleo-Creatures (Unknown Depths)
right: Koro Koro (Toba Aquarium)

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IV. Paleolimulus sp. [added 9/3/2017]
A pair of figures by Paleocasts.

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V. Japanese horseshoe crab, Tachypleus tridentatus.
1. Epoch
2. Kaiyodo (Choco Q Animatales)
3. Kaiyodo (Natural Monuments of Japan)

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:27 am

Great horseshoe crabs. I dont know that so many figurines exists :)

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:53 am

Now they come so fast I can almost not absorb all this beauty  Laughing

I am completely amazed by that "2. Hayakwa Toys (Insects Collection - Special)" . The one with the wings spread out.
How is it possible to make anything so delicate and detailed ? Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:52 am

Very interesting topic! I love the models of horseshoe crabs, they are wonderful! Also, these are fascinating creatures indeed cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:15 am

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Now they come so fast I can almost not absorb all this beauty

well, it's a work week so I'll be slowing down for a few days LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:16 am

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Very interesting topic! I love the models of horseshoe crabs, they are wonderful! Also, these are fascinating creatures indeed cheers

Thanks Ana, any interest in making an arthropod sometime? ;-)
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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:04 am

Butterflies in the genus, Polyommatus (commonly called 'blues').

I. The Adonis blue, Polyommatus bellargus.
One figure, by Bullyland

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II. The Eros blue, Polyommatus eros. [added 1/30/2017]
One, a porcelain figurine by The Franklin Mint (Butterflies of the World)

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III. The common blue, Polyommatus icarus [updated 5/12/2017]
1. Doug Walpus Art Studio
2. French feve by an unknown manufacturer.

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:07 am

next, the Japanese sap beetle, Glischrocheilus (Librodor) japonicus, by Kaiyido (Insects Gather to Sap - Night Feast of Midsummer). This figure was actually an 'accessory' for the Pseudotorynorrhina japonica that came in the set!

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