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bmathison1972

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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.
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II. The Eurasian white admiral, Limentis camilla.
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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: Today at 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: Today at 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.
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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #511 on: Today at 01:30:07 AM »
The batwing coral crab, Carpiluis 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: Today at 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: Today at 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: Today at 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: Today at 01:38:16 AM »
The Polyphemus moth, Antheraea polyphemus.

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #516 on: Today at 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).