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Lepidoptera
« on: October 17, 2014, 06:38:54 PM »
I dont have very many butterflies or moths at all yet... i got a purple emperor and a plain white butterfly.



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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2014, 06:54:08 PM »
well since you started a lep thread I guess I can start to contribute. Don't have images yet, so I'll add them as I take them (like I did for the Decapoda thread).

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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2014, 07:06:57 PM »
My obsession of moths and butterflies  is unusual and its been lifelong... i keep looking at the luna moth life cycle from safari.

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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2014, 09:54:15 PM »
Is there anybody with pictures around here? butterflies are very common and moths are rare, right?
Oh and also, i really want a queen alexanders birdwing butterfly, i have seem them before in the dinosaur toy forum.

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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2014, 09:55:04 PM »
Is there anybody with pictures around here? butterflies are very common and moths are rare, right?
Oh and also, i really want a queen alexanders birdwing butterfly, i have seem them before in the dinosaur toy forum.

I am about to upload some saturniid pics; gimme about 10 min



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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2014, 10:03:38 PM »
Here are my smaller silkworm moth (Saturniidae) figures; the large luna moth by Safari LTD (Smithsonian Collection) is not included here:

BACK ROW:
1) cecropia moth caterpillar, Hyalophora cecropia (Safari LTD, Smithsonian Collection)

MIDDLE ROW, left to right:
1) atlas moth, Attacus atlas (Kaiyodo, Capsule Q Animatales)
2) emperor gum moth, Opodiphthera eucalypti (Cadbury, Yowies-Australian release)
3) ailanthus moth, caterpillar, Samia Cynthia (Kaiyodo, Caterpillars 1)

FRONT ROW, left to right:
1) small emperor moth, Saturnia pavonia (Kaiyodo, Souvenirs Entomologiques)-you see the male here; the female is under the cage (which opens up to reveal her)
2) luna moth life cycle, Actias luna (Safari LTD, Safariology)

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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2014, 10:05:50 PM »
Here are my smaller silkworm moth (Saturniidae) figures; the large luna moth by Safari LTD (Smithsonian Collection) is not included here:

BACK ROW:
1) cecropia moth caterpillar, Hyalophora cecropia (Safari LTD, Smithsonian Collection)

MIDDLE ROW, left to right:
1) atlas moth, Attacus atlas (Kaiyodo, Capsule Q Animatales)
2) emperor gum moth, Opodiphthera eucalypti (Cadbury, Yowies-Australian release)
3) ailanthus moth, caterpillar, Samia Cynthia (Kaiyodo, Caterpillars 1)

FRONT ROW, left to right:
1) small emperor moth, Saturnia pavonia (Kaiyodo, Souvenirs Entomologiques)
2) luna moth life cycle, Actias luna (Safari LTD, Safariology)


Wow! Thats made my day, i love the atlas moth

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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2014, 10:09:13 PM »
I know where to get that lunar life cycle set, definitely buying some time.

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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2014, 10:09:52 PM »
Wonderful!  :) You should probably have removed the fly screen cheese dome thing from the Souvenirs Entomologiques Saturnia pavonia to show the female underneath, too. :)
I could probably add some lepidopteran figures, too. Although I doubt I have any that Blaine doesn't have.

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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2014, 10:11:41 PM »
Well go ahead and post, i love to see any arthropod toy photo  ;D



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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2014, 10:14:50 PM »
Wonderful!  :) You should probably have removed the fly screen cheese dome thing from the Souvenirs Entomologiques Saturnia pavonia to show the female underneath, too. :)
I could probably add some lepidopteran figures, too. Although I doubt I have any that Blaine doesn't have.

Since your photos are already taken, post them and I will add to them or elaborate.

I will try to do some more leps this weekend now that we have a thread going for them.

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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2014, 10:19:16 PM »
Just found replicas of great cloudless sulphur and swallowtail caterpillars,although my purple emperor seems to be hiding...  will post pics later.

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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2014, 10:24:51 PM »
Seeing some atlases on ebay... must be new right? would of seen it before.

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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2014, 10:32:22 PM »
hornworms or hawk moths, Sphingidae.

From left to right:
1) deaths-head hawkmoth, caterpillar, Acherontia lachesis (Kaiyodo, Capsule Q Caterpillars 1)
2) scrofa moth, Hippotion scrofa (Cadbury, Yowies--Australian release)
3) impatiens hawkmoth, caterpillar, Theretra oldenlandiae (Kaiyodo, Capsule Q Caterpillars 2)


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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2014, 10:36:09 PM »
hornworms or hawk moths, Sphingidae.

From left to right:
1) deaths-head hawkmoth, caterpillar, Acherontia lachesis (Kaiyodo, Capsule Q Caterpillars 1)
2) scrofa moth, Hippotion scrofa (Cadbury, Yowies--Australian release)
3) impatiens hawkmoth, caterpillar, Theretra oldenlandiae (Kaiyodo, Capsule Q Caterpillars 2)


I have had a life long obsession with sphiginidae!  since i saw them in my bug book when i was 5 i thought they were awesome, now, i need those figures. i just want all of these! thos australian cadbury yowies come up with good stuff... any idea where i can find some of their figurines?  also, the deaths head hawk moth is one of my favourites , do you know where you can get that caterpilar?

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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2014, 10:49:24 PM »
Seeing some atlases on ebay... must be new right? would of seen it before.
The Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 7 (Yaeyama) set has been released just a few weeks ago. :)

Oh, and the Hippotion scrofa is great, too! :o The CapsuleQ Museum Caterpillars can be bought via ebay or Rakuten.

So here are a few I have (didn't upload any photos of my CapsuleQ Museum caterpillars, yet... :-[

Zygaenidae:

Erasmia pulchella nipponica Inoue, 1976. Yujin Insects of Japan Series 2 No. 24 (secret item). All those Yujin Insects of Japan figures are life size and I believe at least some of them were partially cast from real specimens.

Bombycidae:

Bombyx mori (Linnaeus, 1758); Domesticated Silkmoth. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S 3D Capsule Encyclopedia Insect Head No. 4. Head width 19 mm, scale approx. 5:1.

Lycaenidae:

Neozephyrus japonicus (Murray, 1875). Yujin Insects of Japan Series 4 No. 36.

Papilionidae:

Graphium doson C. & R. Felder, 1864; Common Jay. Yujin Insects of Japan Series 3 No. 29.


Graphium sarpedon (Linnaeus, 1758); Common Bluebottle. Yujin Insects of Japan Series 4 No. 35.


Papilio bianor Cramer, 1777; Chinese Peacock Butterfly. Yujin Insects of Japan Series 3 No. 27.


Papilio helenus Linnaeus, 1758, Red Helen. Yujin Insects of Japan Series 4 No. 37.

Nymphalidae:

Danaus (Salatura) genutia Cramer, 1779; Chinese Monarch Butterfly. Yujin Insects of Japan Series 3 No. 25.


Idea leuconoe Erichson, 1834, Paper Kite. Yujin Insects of Japan Series 4. Chrysalis No. 38 (secret figure). Imago No. 32. Walk-around here: http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,480.0.html


Agrias aedon narcissus (Staudinger, 1855). Furuta ChocoEgg Funny Animals Series 6 No. 03. Wing span 56 mm, scale approx. 1:2. Annoyingly with six equally sized legs.


Morpho cf. didius Hopffer, 1874 (=Morpho menelaus didius), Giant Blue Morpho. Safari Ltd. / The Smithsonian Collection. Length of forewing 92 mm, wing span approx. 178 mm, scale approx. 1:0.8 - 1:0.9. The model stands on six legs, too, so it doesn't show the reduced front legs of Nymphalidae.


Callicore cf. eunomia (Hewitson, 1853); Eunomia Eighty-eight butterfly. Nature's Wonders HD. Length of forewing 60 mm, scale approx. 1:0.3. The model stands on six legs (even hough the third pair is inconspicuously molded to the posterior margin of the hindwing) and doesn't show the reduced front legs of Nymphalidae either.

EDIT 2015-07-08: Fixed dead image links.
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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2014, 10:51:38 PM »
Great pics too. awesome butterflies.  ^-^

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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2014, 12:20:56 AM »
the ever-popular monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus.

This figure is commonly made as a toy/figure, from bin-sets to authentic replicas. Here are some of my figures of this species:

TOP ROW, left to right:
1) larva, Safari LTD (Smithsonian Insects)
2) adult, Safari LTD (Hidden Kingdom Insects-original)
3) small adult, Safari LTD (Authentics Insects Box Set)
4) adult, CollectA

BOTTOM ROW, left to right:
1) adult, Cadbury (Yowies-Australian release)
2) adult, Cadbury (Yowies-UK release)
3) life cycle, Safari LTD (Safariology)--the adult will be released individually in 2015 as a 'Hidden Kingdoms' figure.

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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2014, 12:23:22 AM »
the ever-popular monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus.

This figure is commonly made as a toy/figure, from bin-sets to authentic replicas. Here are some of my figures of this species:

TOP ROW, left to right:
1) larva, Safari LTD (Smithsonian Insects)
2) adult, Safari LTD (Hidden Kingdom Insects-original)
3) small adult, Safari LTD (Authentics Insects Box Set)
4) adult, CollectA

BOTTOM ROW, left to right:
1) adult, Cadbury (Yowies-Australian release)
2) adult, Cadbury (Yowies-UK release)
3) life cycle, Safari LTD (Safariology)--the adult will be released individually in 2015 as a 'Hidden Kingdoms' figure.


Cool. i plan on getting the wild republic bug set which has a monarch.
but i really want the DHHM caterpillar.

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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2014, 12:24:57 AM »
Cool. i plan on getting the wild republic bug set which has a monarch.
but i really want the DHHM caterpillar.

I have several other monarchs except the Wild Republic bag set figure. I have every other insect in that set (bought them individually). I've read online that it is a viceroy figure but I haven't seen it to confirm either way.