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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2017, 05:41:47 AM »
Man that planarian is cool.
I like turtles.

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2017, 05:52:27 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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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2017, 06:43:12 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

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IV. Golofa poteri.
One figure, by Kabaya (Insect Directory)

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2017, 06:49:41 PM »
the blue doctor, Rhetus periander.

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

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2017, 08:55:26 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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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 ludekingi
One figure, by DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book)

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

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

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2017, 12:22:03 AM »
The genus Hexarthrius:

I. Hexarthrius mandibularis.

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

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B. miscellaneous smaller figures.
1. Sega
2. Kabaya (World Insect Series I)
3. Sega

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

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2017, 01:03:42 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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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2017, 01:20:39 AM »
...see! More scarabs LOL. This time, it's Dynastes hyllus. I have re-edited this post to show ALL species and figures of Dynastes that I have.

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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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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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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F. Life Cycle by Tedco Toys.

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III. Dynastes hyllus.
Both figures are by Sega; the larger figure is part of the DX Series:

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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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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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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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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2017, 01:40:43 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.



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.



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

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2017, 02:03:24 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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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2017, 02:06:42 AM »
next, the Japanese sap beetle, Glischrocheilus (Librodor) japonicus, by Kaiyodo (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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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2017, 02:09:10 AM »
Now we have our first orthopteran, the lubber grasshopper Taeniopida reticulata, by Furuta (Chocoegg Funny Animals Series):

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2017, 02:31:58 AM »
The impatiens hornworm, Theretra oldenlandiae. Just one figure, a caterpillar by Kaiyodo (Capsule Q Museum - Caterpillars):

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2017, 02:32:16 AM »
That's a very nice looking Grasshopper figure, especially in the sculpting detail.  ^-^

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2017, 02:35:46 AM »
Wow, that Caterpillar looks neat, the coloration looks very well applied also.

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #35 on: January 18, 2017, 02:38:50 AM »
One of my favorite insects in toy form, the great orangetip Hebomoia glaucippe.

A. Polyresin figurine by Steal Street:

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B. Miscellaneous smaller figures. The adults here all seem to represent the subspecies, H. glaucippe formosana:
1. unknown manufacturer (from a set of Club Earth knock-offs)
2. unknown (vintage tin pin from Japan)
3. K&M International (Mini Butterfly Polybag)
4. Safari LTD (Butterflies of the World Collectors Case)
5. US Toy
6. Kaiyodo (Capsule Q Museum - Caterpillars 3)

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #36 on: January 19, 2017, 01:09:11 AM »
The Japanese segmented spider, Ryuthela nishihirai by Kaiyodo (Capsule Q Animatales - Okinawa).
Note: this figure is missing its pedipalps. I have since replaced the figure with a complete one but not yet the image.

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #37 on: January 19, 2017, 02:56:29 AM »
The random number generator just landed on another protozoan, Paramecium caudatum! So, here are my Paramecium models and figures:

I. Paramecium caudatum.
1. Epoch (Ecology of Plankton)
2. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (The Minimum Coexistence: Microbe)

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II. Paramecium sp.
Model by Eisco Labs. [this figure was not marketed as a specific species].

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #38 on: January 19, 2017, 03:33:30 AM »
Metallic wood-boring beetles in the genus Chrysochroa:

I. Chrysochroa fugidissima.
One figure, by Yujin (Insects of Japan)

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II. Chrysochroa limbata.
One figure, by DeAgostini (World of Insect Data Book)

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #39 on: January 19, 2017, 03:50:57 AM »
Tarantulas in the genus Aphonopelma:

I. desert tarantula, Aphonopelma chalcodes.
One figure, by K&M International (Spiders Bulk)

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II. brown tarantula, Aphonopelma hentzi.
One figure by Safari LTD (Venomous Creatures TOOB)

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III. Costa Rican zebra tarantula, Aphonopelma seemanni.
left: Play Visions (Habitat Earth: Tarantulas and Spiders)
right: unknown manufacturer

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IV. Aphonopelma steindachneri. [added 7/23/2017]
One figure, a model kit by AMT/Ertl (Gigantics).



V. Aphonopelma spp. [added 7/23/2017]
These two figures are older models of tarantulas by Bullyland. While they were not marketed as specific species, they seem to be modeled after Aphonopelma species.


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