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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #100 on: January 29, 2017, 12:54:30 AM »
larva of the purple sea urchin, Strongylocentrus purpuratus.

Again, not a taxon I collect normally but it was part of a plankton set by Bandai (Ecology of Plankton).

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #101 on: January 29, 2017, 01:06:44 AM »
The mud crab, Scylla serrata.

A. Large figure by AAA.

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B. Polyresin figure by Kaiyodo (Aquatales Polyresin Series).

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #102 on: January 29, 2017, 01:18:20 AM »
the Sally lightfoot crab, Grapsus grapsus.

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

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B. Smaller figures.
1. Play Visions (Galapagos Islands Wildlife)
2. Safari LTD (Galapagos TOOB)

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #103 on: January 29, 2017, 01:19:58 AM »
Another protozoan tonight, Closterium moniliferum.

Just one figure, by Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (The Minimum Coexistence: Microbe).

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #104 on: January 29, 2017, 01:33:00 AM »
Stag beetles in the genus Neolucanus.

I. Neolucanus delicatus.
One figure, by Sega.

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II. Neolucanus maximus.
One figure, by Sega.

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III. Neolucanus protogenitivus.
1. DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book)
2. Yujin (Insects of Japan) [marketed as the subspecies, Neolucanus protogenetivus okinawanus]

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #105 on: January 29, 2017, 01:45:44 AM »
Fat-tailed scorpions in the genus Androctonus.

I. Yellow fat-tailed scorpion, Androctonus australis.
1. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (Scorpions)
2. CollectA
3. Papo

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II. miscellaneous, unassigned Androctonus.
These are tentative IDs, based on the general morphology.

A. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (B.I.G. Insects).

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B. Safari LTD (Venomous Creatures TOOB).

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #106 on: January 29, 2017, 01:51:51 AM »
the chestnut tiger, Parantica sita.

For now two figures, both larvae:
1. Kaiyodo (Capsule Q Museum - Caterpillars)
2. Shineg (Larvae Moei)

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #107 on: January 29, 2017, 04:07:38 PM »
Really like this bug of the day posts, what a collection!! Im am waiting for some plankton from Japan and China to arrive. Hope the random generator hits those ;-)
To beetle or not to beetle.

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #108 on: January 29, 2017, 04:39:24 PM »
Glad you are enjoying it Marcel :)

First today, butterflies in the genus Nymphalis.

I. Mourning cloak (Camberwell beauty), Nymphalis antiopa.
One figure, by Toy Major.

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II. Large tortoiseshell butterfly, Nymphalis polychloros.
One figure, a polyresin figurine by Steal Street.

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III. Misc. possible Nymphalis.
This is an unidentified figure by Toy Major; I have hypothesized it is a Nymphalis but spots were painted as stripes (see discussion here: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1986.0).

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #109 on: January 29, 2017, 04:55:10 PM »
Long-horned beetles in the genus Rosalia.

I. Rosalia batesi.
1. Kaiyodo (Choco Q Animatales)
2. Yujin (Insects of Japan)

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II. Rosalia ferriei.
One figure, by Kaiyodo (Capsule Q Animatales - Okinawa).

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #110 on: January 29, 2017, 05:12:00 PM »
Hornets in the genus, Vespa.

I. Common hornet, Vespa crabro.
One figure, by Funrise Toys (World of Nature Insect Collection)

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II. Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarina.

A. Large figure by Subarudo.

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B. Smaller figures.
1. Rement
2. Yujin (Insects of Japan)
3. Kaiyodo (Sanitary Insect Pest Exhibition)
4. Kaiyodo (Choco Q Animatales)

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1. Early-instar larva by Shineg (Larvae Moei). [added 7/23/2017]

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #111 on: January 29, 2017, 05:33:09 PM »
Well it looks like we are getting more taxonomic diversity today...

Next up, funnelweb spiders. I have two species but because most figures represent one of them, I am showcasing both here.

NOTE: Since the original post, the species here have been split into two families/

FAMILY: DIPLURIDAE (funnelweb mygalomorphs).

I. Sydney funnelweb spider, Atrax robustus.

A. Large figure by Bullyland.

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B. Smaller figures.
1. Science and Nature (Animals of Australia)
2. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (Venomous Spiders)
3. Cadbury (Yowies - UK release)
4. Cadbury (Yowies - Australian release)

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FAMILY: MECICOBOTHRIIDAE (sheet funnelweb spider, dwarf tarantulas). [updated 7/10/2017]

I. Hexura fulva.
One figure, by Club Earth (Spiders to Go).

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #112 on: January 29, 2017, 07:41:09 PM »
The random number generator landed on one of the sea scorpions, so here they all are:

I. Eurypterus spp.
1. Kaiyodo (Dinotales)
2. Paleozoo



II. Mixopterus spp.
One figure, by Safari LTD (Ancient Fossils TOOB).

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III. Pentecopterus decorahensis.
One figure, by Paleo-Creatures.

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IV. Pterygotus spp.
1. Kaiyodo (Dinotales)
2. Kaiyodo (Capsule Q Museum: Encyclopedia of the Paleozoic)

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3. Cadbury (Yowies - Lost Kingdom)

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #113 on: January 29, 2017, 07:48:02 PM »
the yellow ladybird, Illeis koebeli.

Just one figure, by Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour.

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #114 on: January 29, 2017, 07:57:05 PM »
Our first dragonfiles! First up, biddies in the genus Cordulegaster.

I. Golden-ringed dragonfly, Cordulegaster boltonii.
One figure, by CollectA.

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II. Cordulegaster spp.
One figure, by Bullyland.

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #115 on: January 29, 2017, 08:04:02 PM »
The enigmatic Cambrian arthropod, Santacaris.

Just one figure, by Safari LTD (Cambrian TOOB).

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #116 on: January 29, 2017, 08:15:22 PM »
the rainbow stag beetle, Phalacrognathus muelleri.

A. Boxed figures by DeAgostini (World Insect Data Book).
left: female
right: male

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B. Other figures.
1. Colorata (Tropical Rain Forest Stag Beetles)
2. Cadbury (Yowies)
3. XX

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1. F-toys (Encyclopedia of Insects Vol. 3). [added 12/6/2017]

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #117 on: January 29, 2017, 08:22:13 PM »
The Argentine ant, Linepithema humile.

1. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (Attention! Japan Foreign Organisms)
2. Kaiyodo (Capsule Q Animatales - Foreign Organisms & New Friends)

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #118 on: February 01, 2017, 12:26:28 AM »
One of the 'sacred' scarabs, Scarabaeus typhon.

1. Epoch (Flying Beetles)
2. Kaiyodo (Souvenirs Entomologiques)
3. Kaiyodo (Souvenirs Entomologiques)

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #119 on: February 01, 2017, 12:33:45 AM »
Green lynx spider, Peucetia viridans.

1. unknown manufacturer
2. Play Visions (Habitat Earth: Tarantulas and Spiders)
3. unknown manufacturer

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