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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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1. Boxed figure by an unknown Japanese manufacturer [marketed as A. malasiaca]. [added 11/23/2017]

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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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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #493 on: May 14, 2017, 01:28:38 AM »
This weekend I have updated the lepidopteran genera Actias, Polyommatus, Evenus, Aglais, Papilio, Eurema, Appias, Vanessa, Pieris, Lycaena, Heliconius, Colias, Siproeta, Parnassius, Cymothoe, Attacus, Samia, Battus, Junonia, Citheronia, Hyalophora, and Protographium to accommodate magnet models by Doug Walpus Art Studio.

New genera will be posted in due time...

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #494 on: May 14, 2017, 01:00:29 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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Trachelophorus giraffa?
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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #495 on: May 14, 2017, 01:51:25 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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Trachelophorus giraffa?


No, T. giraffa is a member of Attelabidae, not Brentidae. I have already posted T. giraffa here on BOTD:

Leaf-rolling weevils in the family Attelabidae.

I. Rose curculio, Merhynchites bicolor.
One figure, by an unknown manufacturer. This is a tentative ID of mine, based on its resemblance to M. bicolor on a poster of beetles that served as the inspiration for the XX series; this may even be an XX knock-off, but I do not know the full extent of what XX made.

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II. Giraffe weevil, Trachelophorus giraffa.
1. unknown manufacturer
2. unknown manufacturer
3. Imperial Toys (Bugs n' Jugs) [this might represent another species, but I have a feeling the green color is just artistic license]

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #496 on: May 17, 2017, 01:05:55 AM »
Most of the additions for a while will probably be Lepidoptera, pending other new arrivals...

Next up, Afrotropical moon moths in the genus, Argema.

I. African moon moth, Argema mimosae.
One figure, a magnet by Doug Walpus Art Studio.

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II. Madagascan moon moth, Argema mittrei.
One figure, a magnet by Doug Walpus Art Studio.

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #497 on: May 27, 2017, 01:57:07 AM »
The Promethea moth, Callosamia promethea.

Two figures, both by Doug Walpus Art Studio. These figures represent the sexual dimorphism of the species, with the dark male (1) and the paler female (2).

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #498 on: May 27, 2017, 11:32:24 AM »
Very nice :)

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #499 on: May 28, 2017, 08:20:06 PM »
The common wood nymph, Cercyonis pegala.

One figure, a magnet by Doug Walpus Art Studio.

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