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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #200 on: February 11, 2017, 01:54:32 AM »
The lady beetle, Vibidia duodecimguttata.

One figure, by Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour.

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #201 on: February 11, 2017, 01:59:30 AM »
The large true forester, Euphaedra sarcoptera.

One figure, by Toy Major. This is a tentative ID of mine, as this figure appears to be painted to represent the underside of E. sarcoptera. Painting the underside on the dorsum had been done several times!

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #202 on: February 11, 2017, 02:04:04 AM »
The ashy-gray lady beetle, Olla v-nigrum.

One figure, by Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour.

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #203 on: February 11, 2017, 02:12:10 AM »
The extinct dragonfly, Protolindenia sp.

One figure, by Rebor (which was sold as an accessory to a Compsogmathus longipes figure).

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #204 on: February 11, 2017, 02:22:11 AM »
Time for more protozona. This time, Euglena acus and Euglena sp.

A. Smaller figures.
1. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (The Minimum Coexistence: Microbe)
2. Kaiyodo (Microcosmos)
3. Epoch (Ecology of Plankton)

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Large model by EISCO Labs.
Note: this figure is only marketed at the genus level.

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #205 on: February 11, 2017, 02:25:38 AM »
The arid lands honey ant, Myrmecocystus sp.

One figure, a winged individual by Club Earth (Ants and Termites).

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #206 on: February 11, 2017, 02:28:58 AM »
Pierid butterflies in the genus Anthocharis.

I. The orange-tip butterfly, Anthocharis cardamines.
One figure, by Kaiyodo (Birdtales).

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II. Gray marble, Anthocharis lanceolata. [added 2/18/2017]
One figure, from a set of 12 caterpillars by an unknown manufacturer. This is a tentative identification of mine.

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #207 on: February 11, 2017, 04:11:44 PM »
Another of the planktonic critters, the horsehair worm Phoronis sp.

Again, this is part of a taxon I do not normally collect, but since I collect Protozoa, other planktonic critters are fair game :)

One figure, by Epoch (Ecology of Plankton)

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #208 on: February 11, 2017, 04:18:27 PM »
The purseweb spider, Sphodros rufipes.

1. Club Earth (Spiders to Go)
2. unknown manufacturer [from a set of CE/PV/K&M knock-offs]

Note: this ID is mine, based on similarities to S. rufipes in The Golden Guide to Spiders and their Kin by Levi and Levi. Several of the CE spiders are painted to resemble species in that book.

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #209 on: February 11, 2017, 04:25:07 PM »
The first (of several) cicadas! First up, Cyclochila australasiae, the green grocer cicada.

One figure, by Cadbury (Yowies).

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #210 on: February 11, 2017, 04:33:10 PM »
The rhinoceros beetle, Theodosia viridiaurata.

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

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #211 on: February 11, 2017, 04:40:08 PM »
One of my favorite of recent acquisitions, the raspberry horntail, Hartigia cressonii.

One figure, by Play Visions (Bees, Wasps, and Hornets). I only have three out of eight figures in this set, but if I could only have one, it would be this one, as to my knowledge this is the only figure of a symphytan hymenopteran (sawflies and allies).

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #212 on: February 11, 2017, 04:52:17 PM »
The bee shrimp, Caridina cantonensis.

This species comes in several wild type and domestic varieties, each with common names. I have designated in quotations below if the strain/breed is known.

A. Large figure by Aquakitz.
This is the 'crystal black' wild type form.

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B. Smaller figures.
1. Aquakitz
2. Aquakitz
3. Epoch (Mini Aquarium - Shrimp and Plecos) 'crystal black'
4. Epoch (Mini Aquarium - Shrimp and Plecos) 'blue bee'
5. Epoch (Mini Aquarium - Shrimp and Plecos) 'crystal red'

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #213 on: February 11, 2017, 05:10:37 PM »
Water striders in the family Gerridae!!

I have five figures, each representing a single species, and all from the same set by Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour (the set also come with three small frogs on lily pads). So, I will highlight them all here.

I. Gerris elongatus.

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II. Gerris gerris.

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III. Gerris gracilicornis.

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IV. Gerris lacustris.

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V. Metrocoris histrio.

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #214 on: February 11, 2017, 05:19:05 PM »
The long-horned beetle, Phosphorus jansoni.

One figure, by XX.

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #215 on: February 11, 2017, 06:05:36 PM »
Swimming crabs in the genus Portunus. Since this is the type genus for the family Portunidae, I will display unidentified/unassigned generic swimming crabs here too.

I. Blue swimmer crab, Portunus pelagicus.
1. Kaiyodo (Capsule Aquarium Series 5)
2. Kaiyodo (Capsule Q Museum Japanese Crabs Collection)
3. Cadbury (Yowies Australian release)
4. Cadbury (Yowies UK release)

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II. Sargassum crab, Portunus sayi.
One figure, by AAA. I know the morphology is not a perfect fit, but it was marketed (at least when I bought it) as the sargassum crab.

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III. Japanese blue crab, Portunus trituberculatus.
1. Yujin (Shrimps and Crabs Collection).
2. Kaiyodo (Microcosmos) zoea

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IV. Miscellaneous portunid crabs.
These are all placed among my Portunidae based on the last pair of legs adapted for swimming.

A. Medium-large figures.
1. unknown manufacturer [K&M knock-off?]
2. K&M International (Aquatic Collection)
3. AAA

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B. Smaller figures.
All of these are from unnamed bin sets, except #1 which is by Elastolin.

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #216 on: February 11, 2017, 07:27:16 PM »
The Julia, Dryas iulia.

One figure, from a bin set by an unknown manufacturer. I bought this set probably in 2000 or 2001 and all I remember it was from a small bucket labeled 'Jungle Bugs'.

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #217 on: February 11, 2017, 10:38:16 PM »
Metallic wood-boring beetle in the genus Julodis.

One figure from an unknown manufacturer. This beetle was in an unnamed set that included a variety of bizarre beetles usually identifiable to the genus or species level!

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #218 on: February 11, 2017, 10:46:35 PM »
A tse tse fly in the genus Glossina.

One figure, by Funrise Toys (World of Nature Insect Collection). While not overly accurate (they did give it a biting proboscis at least), it was specifically marketed as a tse tse fly.

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #219 on: February 11, 2017, 10:55:42 PM »
Egg crabs in the genus Atergatis.

I. Floral egg crab, Atergatus floridus [added 12/6/2017]
One figure, by Epoch (The Poison).



II. The red egg crab, Atergatis integerrimus.
One figure, by Koro Koro (Toba Aquarium).

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