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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #500 on: June 22, 2017, 10:10:53 PM »
The gulf fritillary, Agraulis vanillae. When I was a beginning insect collector years ago in Arizona, this was one of the most common species in my neighborhood!

One figure, a magnet by Doug Walpus Art Studio.


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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #501 on: June 22, 2017, 10:12:58 PM »
White admirals in the genus Limentis.

I. The white admiral, Limentis arthemis.
One figure, a magnet by Doug Walpus Art Studio.



II. The Eurasian white admiral, Limentis camilla.
Also a magnet figure, by Koro Koro.


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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #502 on: June 22, 2017, 10:14:56 PM »
The golden-banded skipper, Autochthon cellus. Skippers are rarely made in figure form; I know of only one actual PVC figure  (a larva by Kaiyodo) other than these magnet figures.

One, a magnet figure by Doug Walpus Art Studio.


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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #503 on: June 26, 2017, 03:37:53 PM »
Very nice too :)

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #504 on: July 06, 2017, 02:01:42 AM »
The first amphipod figure ever made, well to my knowledge, the deep-sea pram bug, Phronima sedentaria. This unique figure is made by Ikimon Co. (formerly, Kitan Club) - Nature Techni Colour (Deep Sea Creatures).




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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #505 on: July 15, 2017, 08:11:28 PM »
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.


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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #506 on: July 15, 2017, 08:12:57 PM »
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.


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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #507 on: July 15, 2017, 08:25:05 PM »
Black fly (family Simuliidae). Another fairly generic fly by Funrise Toys (World of Nature Insect Collection), but marketed specifically as a lack flyb.


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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #508 on: July 17, 2017, 05:15:29 PM »
Congrats also here :)

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #509 on: July 29, 2017, 01:25:36 AM »
I have about 15 new species to add, so time to update 'Bug of the Day' with new species.

First up, the Arran brown, Erebia ligea.

One figure, a magnet by Doug Walpus Art Studio.




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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #510 on: July 29, 2017, 01:28:06 AM »
Blues in the genus Plebejus.

I. Lupine blue, Plebejus lupini.
One figure, a magnet by Doug Walpus Art Studio.



II. Melissa blue, Plebejus melissa.
One figure, a magnet by Doug Walpus Art Studio.


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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #511 on: July 29, 2017, 01:30:07 AM »
The batwing coral crab, Carpilius corallinus.

One figure, by K&M International (Coral Reef Nature Tube). This is an ID of mine, based on the morphology and the association with coral reefs.

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #512 on: July 29, 2017, 01:31:58 AM »
The checkered white, Pontia protodice.

One figure, a magnet by Doug Walpus Art Studio.


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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #513 on: July 29, 2017, 01:34:12 AM »
The blue admiral, Kaniska canace.

One figure, a magnet by Koro Koro.


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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #514 on: July 29, 2017, 01:35:55 AM »
Another butterfly (about half of the new species are lepidopterans), the holly blue, Celastrina argiolus.

One figure, a magnet by Koro Koro.

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #515 on: July 29, 2017, 01:38:16 AM »
The Polyphemus moth, Antheraea polyphemus.

One figure, a magnet by Doug Walpus Art Studio.


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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #516 on: July 29, 2017, 01:41:26 AM »
The virescent green metallic bee, Agapostemon virescens. This is, to my knowledge, the only figure of a sweat bee (family Halictidae).

One figure, by Play Visions (Bees, Wasps, and Hornets).


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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #517 on: July 29, 2017, 03:53:52 PM »
Desert scorpions in the genus, Hadrurus.

I. Arizona hairy scorpion, Hadrurus arizonensis.
One figure, a model kit by AMT/Ertl (Gigantics).



II. Desert scorpions, Hadrurus spp..
Two figures, both by Safari LTD (and both probably modeled after H. arizonensis, above).
1. Desert TOOB
2. Hidden Kingdom Insects


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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #518 on: July 29, 2017, 03:57:36 PM »
The giant deep-sea ostracod, Gigantocypris agassizii.

Two figures, both by Ikimon - Nature Techni Colour (Deep Sea Creatures, 1 and 2). These two figures, both new this year from 2017, are to my knowledge the only figures of Ostracoda! However, I think the prototype set for Safari LTD's Deep Sea TOOB contained this species; early images of the figures in the tube showed a round orange object, reminiscent of Gigantocypris. Whatever it was, it did not make it to the final product. The orange figure was in the first set, followed up by the clear figure in the second set.

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #519 on: July 29, 2017, 04:01:30 PM »
The Madagascan sunset moth, Chrysiridia rhipheus.

One figure, a magnet by Doug Walpus Art Studio. I am surprised this species has not been represented previously in toy/model form.