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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:54 am

Updated original Dorcus post (first page) to include D. hopei as well (so all Dorcus in same post!).
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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:32 pm

Very interesting :)

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:13 am

I edited the earlier Dynastes hyllus post to include ALL Dynastes (since I have been combining other genera together...)
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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:10 am

the box crab, Calappa lophos.
[I wasn't going to do another tonight but this is one of my favorite species so I just did it...]

1. Kaiyodo (Capsule Q Japanese Crabs Collection)
2. Kaiyodo (Kurioso Komekko Series 2)

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:51 am

I never stop wonderfing about the variety of crabs , - and of the craftmanship of Asian makers of models cheers

Thankyou for this wonderful topic Applause Applause

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:30 am

Wonderful crabs :)

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:27 am

Butterflies in the genus Morpho!

Note: if identifications here contradict what I have previously posted, I am currently using what is presented here.

I. Cypris morpho, Morpho cypris.

A. Plastic figures.
1. Kabaya (World Insects Series 1)
2. unknown manufacturer [from a set of Club Earth knock-offs]

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

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II. Morpho diana. [updated 4/15/2017]

One figure, by K&M International (Butterflies Mini Polybag).

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III. Menelaus morpho, Morpho menelaus.
Note: Different figures appear to be modeled after different subspecies, hence the differences in wing patterns. I am not delineating subspecies here.

A. Tall and elevated figures.
1. Franklin Mint (Butterflies of the World)
2. Safari LTD (Smithsonian Insects)
3. Little Critterz (Little Critterz)
4. Kabaya (World Insects Series 1)

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B. Other figures.
1. unknown manufacturer
2. Safari LTD (Hidden Kingdom Insects)
3. Safari LTD (Butterflies TOOB)
4. K&M International (Mini Butterfly Polybag)
5. Toy Major

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IV. Common morpho, Morpho peleides.

A. Tall and elevated figures.
1. Furuta (Chocoegg Funny Animals Series)
2. Safari LTD (Authentics Butterflies)

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B. Other figures.
1. Safari LTD (Insects TOOB)**
2. Safari LTD (Butterflies of the World Collectors Case)*
3. Bullyland
4. Safari LTD (Good Luck Minis)**

*this species should not have tails, but was specifically marketed as M. peleides. The error was corrected for subsequent releases.
**these IDs are based on the color of the original Collectors Case figure

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C. French feve figurine. [added 2/1/2017]
Interestingly, painted with the coloration of the underside of the actual animal!

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:33 am

Darwin's beetle, Chiasognathus granti.

1. Sega
2. XX

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:44 am

the African stag beetle, Mesotopus tarandus.

I. Larger figures.
1. DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book)
2. Colorata (Tropical Rain Forest Stag Beetles)

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1. Sega (DX) [added 4/19/2017]

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II. Medium and smaller figures.
1. Sega
2. Sega (Mushi King)
3. XX
4. Sega

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:50 am

Nice again :)

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:59 am

Tonight, the random number generator landed on one of the barnacles. All of the figures I have are from a set released by Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour. So, here they all are.

I. Balanus rostratus.
There are four figures here. Three combine together to form a cluster (with magnets inside them to help hold them close), and the fourth is a strap figure (that I removed the strap to make a cluster of four).

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II. Japanese goose barnacle, Capitulum mitella.
Two figures, independent and different figures with internal magnets.

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III. Turtle barnacle, Chelonibia testudinaria.
Two figures, of the same sculpt; one is a solid figure and one is a pin.

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IV. Conchoderma virgatum.
One figure, a strap figure (for which I removed the strap).

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V. Fistulobalanus albicostatus.
Two figures, both with magnets. [marketed as Amphibalanus albicostatus.]

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VI. Megabalanus rosa.
Two figures. One is a pin but the other is remarkable: it is split down the center revealing a cross-section of the internal anatomy! Truly the most amazing in the set for this reason!

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VII. Thatched barnacle, [i]Semibalanus cariosus
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Two small figures, both with magnets.

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VIII. Scapellum stearnsi.
One figure, a strap figure (and displayed on a marine snail shell), for which I removed the strap.

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IX. Japanese acorn barnacle, Tetraclita japonica.
Two figures, one a regular solid figure and one a pin to wear.

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:21 am

Rhinoceros beetles in the genus Xylotrupes.

I. Brown rhinoceros beetle, Xylotrupes gideon.

A. Boxed and elevated figures.
1. DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book)
2. Cadbury (Yowies - Australian release)

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B. Other figures.
1. AAA
2. Sega
3. Sega
4. Hayakwa Toys (Insect Collection - Special)
5. Sega

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II. Xylotrupes pubescens.
Just one figure, by Sega.

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:51 am

Spiny lobsters in the genus Panulirus (and some miscellaneous spiny lobsters...).

I. Panulirus brunneiflagellum.
One figure, by Kaiyodo (Sumida Aquarium).

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II. Panulirus cygnus.
One figure, by Cadbury (Yowies - Australian release).

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III. Japanese spiny lobster, Panulirus japonicus.
1. Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour (Nature of Japan).
2. Kaiyodo (Enoshima Aquarium)
3. Epoch

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IV. Panulirus longipes.
One figure, by Kaiyodo (Capsule Aquarium).

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V. Ornate spiny lobster, Panulirus ornatus.
One figure, by Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour (Toba Aquarium).

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VI. Miscellaneous spiny lobsters.

A. GIANT figure by Nihon Auto Toy.

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B. Smaller figures.
1. unknown manufacturer
2. unknown manufacturer
3. Elastolin

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:29 am

Very interesting again, especially the lobster :)

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:23 am

I am completely fascinated by the barnacles Shocked Shocked
Here we only have ( As far as I know ) the little "Flat pyramids" that we call "Rurer", - in wikipedia they are called Balanidae , but they must have a more common name ? study

How marvellous that they have such a versatile lot of relatives cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:52 pm

I agree with Susanne, marvelous and fascinated.

Bmathison1972  arrow  arrow  study  study  study  study

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:07 am

The random number generator landed on one of the Chalcosoma species, so here they all are (that generator loves knocking out the big scarab genera!)

I. Atlas beetle, Chalcosoma atlas.

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

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B. Other figures.
1. Sega
2. unknown manufacturer
3. Sega
4. Sega

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C. 4D Famemaster (Beetle Collection).
I was not really sure where to place this one; the horns do not curve as much as usually seen with C. atlas, but it was marketed as an Atlas beetle...

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II. Caucasus beetle, Chalcosoma caucasus.

A. Large figures.
All three of these are by Takara Tomy A.R.T.S.

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B. Miscellaneous figures.
1. F-toys (Beetle Battle)
2. Sega
3. Hayakwa Toys (Insects Collection - Special)
4. Sega
5. Hayakwa Toys (Insects Collection - Special)
6. Kabaya (World Insects Series 1)

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C. Flying and diorama-style figures.
1. Epoch (Flying Beetles)
2. Colorata (Tropical Rain Forest Rhinoceros Beetles)
3. Sega (Mushi King)

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III. Chalcosoma moellenkampi.

A. Large and flying figures.
1. DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book)
2. Sega

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B. Other figures.
These are both by Sega.

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:03 pm

cheers cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:24 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:48 am

See! The random number generator loves large complex scarab genera! This time, the stag beetle, Prosopocoilus.

I. Prosopocoilus astacoides.
One figure, by K&M International (Insects Polyvinyl Bag). I initially had this as P. inclinatus, but after further review following a suggestion by Andre, I am changing my opintion.

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II. Prosopocoilus bison.
One figure, by DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book).

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III. Prosopocoilus dissimilis.
1. DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book)
2. Kaiyodo (Capsule Q Museum – Stag Beetles)
3. Kaiyodo (Capsule Q Museum – Stag Beetles)
4. Kaiyodo (Choco Q Animatales)
5. Kaiyodo (Choco Q Animatales)
6. Sega [pending editing of this image, this is actually Hexarthrius mandibularis]

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IV. Prosopocoilus fabricea.
One figure, by Sega.

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V. Prosopocoilus giraffa.

A. DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book).

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B. Flying and diorama-style figures.
1. Sega
2. Epoch (Flying Beetles)
3. Colorata (Tropical Rain Forest Stag Beetles)

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C. Other figures.
1. Sega (Mushi King)
2. Sega
3. Sega
4. Hayakwa Toys (Insects Collection Special)

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VI. Prosopocoilus hasterti.
1. DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book)
2. Sega

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VII. Prosopocoilus inclinatus.

A. Miscellaneous figures.
1. Subarudo
2. Furuta (Insect Science)
3. Furuta (Insect Science) – female
4. Kaiyodo (Insects Gather to Sap – Night Feast of Midsummer)
5. Rement
6. F-toys (Beetle Battle)
7. Hayakwa Toys (Insects Collection – Special)
8. unknown manufacturer

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1. Yujin (Insects of Japan)
2. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (Beetles of the World)
3. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (Beetles of the World) – female
4. Sega
5. Sega
6. Kabaya (World Insects Series)
7. Sega
8. Sega
9. Kaiyodo (Capsule Q Museum – Stag Beetles) – pupa

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VIII. Prosopocoilus savagei.
One figure, by DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book).

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IX. Prosopocoilus wallacei.
One figure, by Sega.

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X. Prosopocoilus zebra.
One figure, by DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book).

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:56 am

Carrion beetles in the genus Nicrophorus.

I. Sexton beetle, Nicrophorus sp.
One figure, by Play Visions (Exotic Beeltes).

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II. Possible silphid beetle.
This unusual figure by K&M International (Insects Polyvinyl Bag) might not look like a silphid, but if painted differently looks very much like a nicrophorine!

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:03 am

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Tonight, the random number generator landed on one of the barnacles.

V. Scalpellus stearnsii.

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I would like have this animal in MY collection.

Beautiful and rare figure, congratulations.

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:10 am

The mantis shrimps!!!

I. Odontadactylus brevirostris.
One figure, by Cadbury (Yowies - Australian release).

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II. peacock mantis shrimp, Odontadactylus scyllurus.
One figure, by Paleo-Creatures (Unknown Depths).

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III. Oratosquilla oratoria.

A. Large figure, by AAA.

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[u]B. Smaller figure, by Yujin (Shrimps and Crabs Collection).

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:46 am

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So what is for you the most interresting Macrocheira kaempferi figure?

Not sure; the Japanese ones are all so well-done. I think I'd have to say the most recent one (2016) by Colorata.

Thank you  Very Happy  The new boxes are very tempting but very pricey

Those two are really impressive, so tiny but so realistic too drunken

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OK....the random number generator landed on one of the Papilio species. I am taking a bold move to post all of them here, so sit back it's going to be a longer post

I. Chinese peacock, Papilio bianor.
Just one figure, by Yujin (Insects of Japan)

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VI. Red Helen, Papilio helenus.
One figure, by Yujin (Insects of Japan).

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:34 pm

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