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Arthropods - Ectoparasites
« on: February 04, 2015, 11:06:14 PM »
OK, this is a rather unusual thread. It is not taxonomic but rather a dumping group for ectoparasitic arthropods or arthropods that feed on blood, of a vertebrate host (not specifically humans).

It does NOT include stinging or venomous arthropods, nor those that are toxic to ingest or touch.

So, here is where you can place your fleas, ticks, lice, mosquitoes, bed and kissing bugs, horse flies, etc.


The common bed bug, Cimex lectularius.

1. Play Visions (Fleas, Lice, and Ticks)
2. Paleo-creatures
3. Club Earth (Backyard Bugs)



Fleas, order Siphonaptera.

I. dog flea, Ctenocephalides canis.

A. Model by GPI Anatomicals (Canine Skin Parasites).

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B. Life cycle by Merial.

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II. Cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis.
One figure, by Play Visions (Fleas, Lice, and Ticks)



III. Ctenocephalides spp.
These figures are not marketed as specific species but appear to be based on Ctenocephalides. spp.

A. Miscellaneous figures.
1. unknown manufacturer
2. Groovy Tube Books (Bug Blast!)
3-5. unknown manufacturers*

* these figures are too plump to fleas but are clearly modeled after fleas!

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B. Large figure by Safari LTD (Smithsonian Insects).

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IV. human flea, Pulex irritans.
One figure, by Kaiyodo (Sanitary Insect Pest Exhibition).

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Ticks and Mites (order Acari).

The lone star tick Amblyomma americanum.

Two figures, a female and male pair, by a currently unknown Japanese (Chinese?) manufacturer.

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The American dog tick, Dermacentor variabilis.

Two figures, a male and female pair, by a currently unknown Japanese (Chinese?) manufacturer.

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Ticks in the genus Ixodes.

I. Australian paralysis tick, Ixodes holocyclus.
One figure, by Paleo-Creatures [figure is a male]

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II. castor bean tick, Ixodes ricinus.
1. 3B Scientific
2. Funrise Toys (World of Nature Insect Collection)

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III. Black-legged tick, Ixodes scapularis.

Two figures, an engorged female and a male by a currently unknown manufacturer.

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IV. miscellanous 'Ixodes' ticks.
1. GPI Anatomicals (Canine Skin Parasites)-this is an otherwise great figure except for the presence of festoons which this genus should not have.
2. Play Visions (Fleas, Lice, and Ticks)-this is marketed as a 'deer tick' which generally implies an Ixodes, but members of this genus should not have eyes, an ornate dorsal shield, nor festoons.

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The brown dog tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus:

Two figures, a female + male pair by Merial

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Soft Ticks (family Argasidae).

One figure, by Play Visions (Fleas, Lice, and Ticks). This figure is marked 'chigger' but this is clearly not a chigger (besides, chiggers are only parasitic in the larval stage, which would only have 6 legs). The morphology is generic (and many members of this family look similar), but probably represents Ornithodoros or Carios.



The dust mite, Dermatophagoides farinae.

One figure, and what must be the ONLY figure of a dust mite, by Play Visions (Fleas, Lice, and Ticks). Kind of cartoony but interesting.



The itch mite, Sarcoptes scabiei.

1. GPI Anatomicals (Canine Skin Parasites) - [probably intended to be subspecies, S. S. canis.]
2. Play Visions (Fleas, Lice, and Ticks)

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Parasitic lice (Psocodea)

I. Human head-and-body louse, Pediculus humanus.
1. Play Visions (Fleas, Lice, and Ticks)
2. unknown vintage manufacturer

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II. Pubic louse, Pthirus pubis.
One figure, by Kaiyodo (Sanitary Insect Pest Exhibition). At the time of this writing, I am lacking the Play Visions figure.

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Mosquitoes (family Culicidae).

I. Anopheles maculipennis.
One figure, by Skillcraft (Insect Lab) [I had to paint it myself]

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II. unassigned mosquitoes.

A. Life cycle by Safari LTD (Safariology)

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B. miscellaneous small figures.
1. left: Bullyland
2. right: unknown manufacturer

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Blow flies (family Calliphoridae). [their larvae can cause myiasis].

I. common greenbottle fly, Lucilia caesar.
One figure, by Kaiyodo (Capsule Q - Sanitary Insect Pest Exhibition)

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II. common toad fly, Lucilia silvarum.
One figure, by Skillcraft (Insect Lab)

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III. miscellaneous calliphorid-like flies.

A. misc. figures.
1. K&M International (Insects Polyvinyl Bag)
2. unknown manufacturer [released in conjunction with Disney's A Bug's Life]

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B. Large figure by 4D Famemaster.

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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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Black fly (family Simuliidae). Another fairly generic fly by Funrise Toys (World of Nature Insect Collection), but marketed specifically as a lack fly.



Horse flies in the family Tabanidae.

Of these first four figures, two are generic flies but specifically marketed as horse flies and two are generic but better attributable to Tabanidae.
1. Groovy Tube Books (Bug Blast!)
2. Funrise Toys (World of Nature Insect Collection)
3. unknown manufacturer
4. unknown manufacturer

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The sheep ked Melophagus ovis.

Both of these figures are vintage figures from unknown manufacturers originally distributed in bubble-gum machines.

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Re: Arthropods - Ectoparasites
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2015, 01:46:00 PM »
Great! :) Difficult to judge from the photo since the CapsuleQ Museum flea is quite dark but it seems it may be the best of all flea figures so far. :) Same with the greenbottle, although the 4d Master version seems to be almost as good. There were lice made by PV? :o

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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2015, 02:13:57 PM »
Great! :) Difficult to judge from the photo since the CapsuleQ Museum flea is quite dark but it seems it may be the best of all flea figures so far. :) Same with the greenbottle, although the 4d Master version seems to be almost as good. There were lice made by PV? :o

PV made an ectoparasite set that included a hard tick, soft tick, flea, bed bug, head louse, pubic louse, and scabies mite.
I've seen a photo on an online blog but have never come close to hunting them down.

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Re: Arthropods - Ectoparasites
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2015, 03:31:06 AM »
My Holy Grail, the PV parasites. Only ones I don't have.

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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2015, 04:23:15 AM »
I only have one from that PV set, at least I think its from that set, its labeled "chigger".
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Re: Arthropods - Ectoparasites
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2015, 03:17:38 PM »
I only have one from that PV set, at least I think its from that set, its labeled "chigger".

what do you want for it? LOL :) :) :)

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Re: Arthropods - Ectoparasites
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2015, 08:11:39 PM »
what do you want for it? LOL :) :) :)
I've hardly ever used it though so I might be willing to part with it if there's interest. Its not really "my thing" (that's cicada ;) ) so if you want it I'd be happy to take an offer.

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Re: Arthropods - Ectoparasites
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2015, 09:08:07 PM »
I couldnt imagine that I could find figures of this animals.
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Re: Arthropods - Ectoparasites
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2015, 11:13:08 PM »
soft tick, Argasidae by PlayVisions (1996)

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Re: Arthropods - Ectoparasites
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2015, 04:07:08 AM »
This is the only PV set I dont' have. How i want it!



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Re: Arthropods - Ectoparasites
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2015, 08:35:30 PM »
two more!

1) life cycle of a cat/dog flea (Ctenocephalides sp.) by Merial

2) brown dog tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus, also by Merial

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« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2015, 12:54:35 AM »
Those are nice! The giant flea eggs look disturbingly tasty. Mmm, flea omelette...


This whole thread reminds me of the Meguro Parasitological Museum. If you're ever in Tokyo, pay it a visit!

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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2015, 10:26:18 AM »
 life cycle of a cat/dog flea is really nice  ^-^.
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Re: Arthropods - Ectoparasites
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2015, 02:17:40 PM »
Wow, both of those Merial sets are wonderful, never seen them before! :)

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« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2015, 03:27:45 PM »
This whole thread reminds me of the Meguro Parasitological Museum. If you're ever in Tokyo, pay it a visit!

I indeed will :). I am lucky as I essentially work in a parasite museum  :))

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« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2015, 11:05:24 PM »
You owe me big Blaine! I spotted those and immediately thought of you. For some reason  ;)

So if you could reciprocate with an Aqualand Silver Arowana I'd really appreciate it. By which I mean find me one--that's all I ask!

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« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2015, 12:08:21 AM »
You owe me big Blaine! I spotted those and immediately thought of you. For some reason  ;)

So if you could reciprocate with an Aqualand Silver Arowana I'd really appreciate it. By which I mean find me one--that's all I ask!

Haha true that! And I havent forgotten, if one shows up I'll lyk.

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« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2015, 09:12:55 PM »

Bed bug, Cimex lectularius (Club Earth), length about 0.75 inches or 2 cm.



This unidentified figure was part of a vintage blister pack of 12 insects called Backyard Bugs. My ID is based on the vestigial front wings and segmented abdomen. The legs should be bent more horizontally than vertically. The back would be flat unless it had just fed. Correction of the identification is invited.
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Re: Arthropods - Ectoparasites
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2015, 09:46:16 PM »
Your ID looks sound...now, where can I get one? LOL

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Re: Arthropods - Ectoparasites
« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2015, 10:47:59 PM »
The entire set looks quite interesting! :)