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PostSubject: The insect life of Collecta ;-)   Tue May 23, 2017 8:54 pm

I have always been fascinated by the elastic way CollectA sees the world of insects   Laughing
Having just taken some pictures for "Identify your Collecta", I thought others might like to enjoy this un-orthodox class of animals  Laughing

Bearded Dragon :
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I took two pictures of the frilled lizard, - which one do you like best ?  Very Happy
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This year's insect from CollectA is chameleon study scratch Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: The insect life of Collecta ;-)   Tue May 23, 2017 10:02 pm

Naming series is actually a hard task. How to call that series with a short, simple and suggestive name? Most insects series are wrongly named. As long as there is a scorpion or a spider on it, it is already wrong once these are not insects. Arthropods could work in a more correct way but surely not a good name to put in the market. CollectA started with 6 figures, 4 insects and two arachnids. A very traditional start for this kind of collections. But soon, they introduced a frog and even the eventual name of Arthropods collection would result wrong. Despite the misleading name, I like the way this series is conceived. Your pictures are wonderful as always and you are again contributing to the collecting community. In our village, there is surely a street with your name. Wink
I like best the second picture of the collared lizard, I think it works better for identification purposes. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: The insect life of Collecta ;-)   Wed May 24, 2017 2:56 am


Are very detailed ,many variety and nice colors.

congrats cheers

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PostSubject: Re: The insect life of Collecta ;-)   Wed May 24, 2017 3:03 am

Lizards are insects? Come on, CollectaA.
But the Bee and the Praying mantis are nice and i hope for more insect figures. In the 2018-wish-thread are some of my wishes.

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PostSubject: Re: The insect life of Collecta ;-)   Wed May 24, 2017 4:32 am

Beautieful CollectA figurines :)

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PostSubject: Re: The insect life of Collecta ;-)   Wed May 24, 2017 8:26 am

Thankyou, Roger, Fernando, Tup and Andreas sunny

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I like best the second picture of the collared lizard, I think it works better for identification purposes. Very Happy

Thanks, Roger . cheers

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PostSubject: Re: The insect life of Collecta ;-)   Thu May 25, 2017 12:12 am

A good idea to present CollectA's insect serie like this. You show us wonderful photos of very nice models, but I notice that CollectA has given the Monarc butterfly only 4 legs. How can CollectA make such a mistake? affraid
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PostSubject: Re: The insect life of Collecta ;-)   Thu May 25, 2017 8:51 am

Thankyou, Tove Very Happy

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.......but I notice that CollectA has given the Monarc butterfly only 4 legs. How can CollectA make such a mistake? affraid

Gosh ! You are right affraid
I KNEW there was something not completely right about this model, but couldn't tell what it was geek Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: The insect life of Collecta ;-)   Thu May 25, 2017 12:11 pm

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Thankyou, Tove Very Happy

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.......but I notice that CollectA has given the Monarc butterfly only 4 legs. How can CollectA make such a mistake? affraid

Gosh ! You are right affraid
I KNEW there was something not completely right about this model, but couldn't tell what it was geek Laughing

Nymphalid butterflies often stand on 4 legs, they are often known as four-footed butterflies. The extra pair is often curled up or are very reduced once as insects, they have obviously 6 legs. I can't see the extra pair but I believe the company was aware of it and in my opinion, this feature makes this Monarch butterfly more accurate then many other figures we see with 6 "functional" legs instead. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: The insect life of Collecta ;-)   Thu May 25, 2017 12:14 pm

WOW !!! We always learn something here study cheers Applause

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PostSubject: Re: The insect life of Collecta ;-)   Fri May 26, 2017 12:11 am

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WOW !!! We always learn something here study cheers Applause

study cheers Sorry CollectA. Embarassed I am a lot wiser now! Thanks Roger! Applause

From today this Monarch butterfly will have a place in the display on the top of my aquarium.... for a while.Laughing
I have had it stored long enough.
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PostSubject: Re: The insect life of Collecta ;-)   Fri May 26, 2017 10:20 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The insect life of Collecta ;-)   Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:38 pm

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A good idea to present CollectA's insect serie like this. You show us wonderful photos of very nice models, but I notice that CollectA has given the Monarc butterfly only 4 legs. How can CollectA make such a mistake? affraid

Yes, the figure is correct. Monarchs have only 4 'functional' legs, as Roger pointed out. Interestingly, the CollectA small tortoiseshell butterfly has SIX legs when it too should only have 4!!!
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PostSubject: Re: The insect life of Collecta ;-)   Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:06 pm

I have a bias for the Bearded Dragon drunken Even if it seems to have only three functional legs Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: The insect life of Collecta ;-)   Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:51 pm

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I have a bias for the Bearded Dragon  drunken  Even if it seems to have only three functional legs  Laughing

lol! Indeed! monkey

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PostSubject: Re: The insect life of Collecta ;-)   Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:32 am

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PostSubject: Re: The insect life of Collecta ;-)   Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:17 pm

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Thankyou, Tove  Very Happy

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.......but I notice that CollectA has given the Monarc butterfly only 4 legs. How can CollectA make such a mistake? affraid

Gosh ! You are right affraid
I KNEW there was something not completely right about this model, but couldn't tell what it was geek Laughing

Nymphalid butterflies often stand on 4 legs, they are often known as four-footed butterflies. The extra pair is often curled up or are very reduced once as insects, they have obviously 6 legs. I can't see the extra pair but I believe the company was aware of it and in my opinion, this feature makes this Monarch butterfly more accurate then many other figures we see with 6 "functional" legs instead. Very Happy

Not all Nymphalids: ONLY DANAIDS STAND ON FOUR LEGS. That is because their front legs are atrophied. Vice-Roi is a Nymphalid, but stands on six legs. So is Limenitis arthemis. And it also stands on six legs. Are you sure the Tortoiseshell stands on four legs?
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PostSubject: Re: The insect life of Collecta ;-)   Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:59 pm

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Thankyou, Tove  Very Happy

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.......but I notice that CollectA has given the Monarc butterfly only 4 legs. How can CollectA make such a mistake? affraid

Gosh ! You are right affraid
I KNEW there was something not completely right about this model, but couldn't tell what it was geek Laughing

Nymphalid butterflies often stand on 4 legs, they are often known as four-footed butterflies. The extra pair is often curled up or are very reduced once as insects, they have obviously 6 legs. I can't see the extra pair but I believe the company was aware of it and in my opinion, this feature makes this Monarch butterfly more accurate then many other figures we see with 6 "functional" legs instead. Very Happy

Not all Nymphalids: ONLY DANAIDS STAND ON FOUR LEGS. That is because their front legs are atrophied. Vice-Roi is a Nymphalid, but stands on six legs. So is Limenitis arthemis. And it also stands on six legs. Are you sure the Tortoiseshell stands on four legs?

Wrong. All nymphalids have four functional (standing) legs, even the two you mentioned. There might be varying degrees of reduction but all have reduced forelegs, at least those you mentioned and illustrated above
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PostSubject: Re: The insect life of Collecta ;-)   Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:03 pm

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Thankyou, Tove  Very Happy

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.......but I notice that CollectA has given the Monarc butterfly only 4 legs. How can CollectA make such a mistake? affraid

Gosh ! You are right affraid
I KNEW there was something not completely right about this model, but couldn't tell what it was geek Laughing

Nymphalid butterflies often stand on 4 legs, they are often known as four-footed butterflies. The extra pair is often curled up or are very reduced once as insects, they have obviously 6 legs. I can't see the extra pair but I believe the company was aware of it and in my opinion, this feature makes this Monarch butterfly more accurate then many other figures we see with 6 "functional" legs instead. Very Happy

Not all Nymphalids: ONLY DANAIDS STAND ON FOUR LEGS. That is because their front legs are atrophied. Vice-Roi is a Nymphalid, but stands on six legs. So is Limenitis arthemis. And it also stands on six legs. Are you sure the Tortoiseshell stands on four legs?

Wrong. All nymphalids have four functional (standing) legs, even the two you mentioned. There might be varying degrees of reduction but all have reduced forelegs, at least those you mentioned and illustrated above

Vice-Roi and Limenitis arthemis must not have their front legs that reduced, then. Because there are plenty of them in my region in Summer and their front legs are far from being as reduced as those of Monarchs.
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PostSubject: Re: The insect life of Collecta ;-)   Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:08 pm

They are still not functional for walking or standing (not that butterflies walk...). They are much reduced compared to the middle and hind legs
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PostSubject: Re: The insect life of Collecta ;-)   Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:12 pm

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They are still not functional for walking or standing (not that butterflies walk...). They are much reduced compared to the middle and hind legs

Butterflies sometimes walk. In September, because of the canicule, there were thousands of Vanessa cardui in my province (they even made the TV news). I was seeing them everywhere. And I saw them walking... on flowers. Yes, on flowers, while feeding. Not that they walked very fast or very much, but they did walk short distances on the flowers. Smile For example, I saw a specimen taking steps around the heart of one of my black-eyed susans to find different spots to feed on. I saw another one litterally climbing on white flowers (which I don't know the variety name) to feed on more than one. And I saw a third one walking away another butterfly to avoid a fight on those same white flowers. None of them made more than a few steps, but if those Belles-Dames were not "walking", I don't know how to call it. bounce
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