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bmathison1972

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #480 on: April 16, 2017, 09:44:29 PM »
An Asian weevil, Hyposipalus gigas. For being one of the largest families of insects, let alone animals as a whole, weevils are rarely made in toy/figure form.

One figure of H. gigas, by Yujin (Insects of Japan).

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #481 on: April 16, 2017, 09:46:13 PM »
...and while we are on the weevils, here are miscellaneous Curculionidae. All are from unknown manufacturers, except #1, which is by AAA.

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These three, also by an unknown manufacturer(s), show up in toy sets in various color forms.

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #482 on: April 16, 2017, 09:56:17 PM »
...and some miscellaneous weevils in the related family, Brentidae. I cannot place these, but they look familiar.

1. unknown manufacturer
2. Imperial Toys (Bugs n' Jugs)

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #483 on: April 16, 2017, 10:02:23 PM »
The black-and-white citrus longhorn, Anoplophora chinensis.

1. Rement
2. Hayakwa Toys (Insects Collection - Special)

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #484 on: April 16, 2017, 10:04:05 PM »
The forest leopard, Phalanta eurytis.

One figurine, by Franklin Mint (Butterflies of Paradise).

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #485 on: April 16, 2017, 10:11:55 PM »
Another enigmatic prehistoric marine arthropod, Sidneyia inexpectans.

One figure, by Safari LTD (Cambrian TOOB).

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #486 on: April 16, 2017, 10:14:29 PM »
The common map, Cyrestis thyodamas.

One figure, a most interesting larva, by Kaiyodo (Capsule Q Museum - Caterpillars).

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #487 on: April 16, 2017, 10:19:09 PM »
The red-banded snapping shrimp, Alpheus randalli. This species forms a symbiotic relationship with goby fish in the genus Amblyeleotris, and the two figures I have seen of this species [one depicted here] are both associated with this fish.

This figure is by Colorata (Coral Reef Fish) and is technically an accessory to the fish figure...

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #488 on: April 16, 2017, 10:22:01 PM »
Bulldog ant in the genus Myrmecia. Surprisingly there are not more of these formidable creatures made!

One figure, by 4D Master (Insect King).

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #489 on: April 16, 2017, 10:23:45 PM »
The Bhutan glory (and one of my favorites made in this line), Armandia lidderdalei.

One figure, by Franklin Mint (Butterflies of Paradise).

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #490 on: April 16, 2017, 10:25:05 PM »
OK...I am officially done with species identifiable to at least the genus level. There are still some 'miscellaneous' remnants to post, but no new taxa until I get new taxa...

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #491 on: April 17, 2017, 02:28:59 PM »
OK...I am officially done with species identifiable to at least the genus level. There are still some 'miscellaneous' remnants to post, but no new taxa until I get new taxa...

Bmathison1972, thank you for posting IDs of  your collection. Completing Blaine's Bug of the Day was a herculean task. I have referred to your work many times, and will certainly continue to do so.

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #492 on: April 20, 2017, 01:50:45 AM »
Thanks stemturtle; glad you are enjoying it and finding it useful. By the way now that I have everything photographed I will work on taxonomy-based posts. This was just the motivation to actually get everything imaged :)

Today I edited Dorcus, Dynastes, Mesotopus, and the barnacles to reflect recent acquisitions.
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