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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2014, 12:50:46 AM »
here are some smaller, papilionid figures (not already illustrated above):

BACK ROW, left to right:
1) Asian swallowtail, Papilio xuthus (Rement)
2) Papilio xuthus (Kabaya, World Insects Series 1)
3) Eversmann's Parnassian, Parnassius eversmanni (Kaiyodo, Natural Monuments of Japan)

MIDDLE ROW, left to right:
1) Papilio xuthus (Furuta, Insect Science)
2) common bluebottle, Graphium sarpedon (Cadbury, Yowies-Australian release)
3) Old World Swallowtail, larva Papilio machaon (Kaiyodo Capsule Q Caterpillars 2)
4) Japanese Leuhdorfia, Luehdorfia japonica (Kaiyodo, Choco Q Animatales)

BOTTOM ROW, left to right:
1) common green birdwing, Ornithoptera priamus (Cadbury, Yowies-Australian release)
2) Ornithoptera priamus (Cadbury, Yowies-UK release)
3) the spangle, larva, Papilio protenor (Kaiyodo, Capsule Q Caterpillars 2)
4) Papilio xuthus, larva (Kaiyodo, Capsule Q Caterpillars 1)
5) goliath birdwing, Ornithoptera goliath (Kabaya, World Insects Series 1)
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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2014, 12:54:49 AM »
here are some smaller, papilionid figures (not already illustrated above):

BACK ROW, left to right:
1) Asian swallowtail, Papilio xuthus (Rement)
2) Papilio xuthus (Kabaya, World Insects Series 1)
3) Eversmann's Parnassian, Parnassius eversmanni (Kaiyodo, Natural Monuments of Japan)

MIDDLE ROW, left to right:
1) Papilio xuthus (Furuta, Insect Science)
2) common bluebottle, Graphium sarpedon (Cadbury, Yowies-Australian release)
3) Old World Swallowtail, larva Papilio machaon (Kaiyodo Capsule Q Caterpillars 2)
4) Japanese Leuhdorfia, Luehdorfia japonica (Kaiyodo, Choco Q Animatales)

BOTTOM ROW, left to right:
1) common green birdwing, Ornithoptera priamus (Cadbury, Yowies-Australian release)
2) Ornithoptera priamus (Cadbury, Yowies-UK release)
3) the spangle, larva, Papilio protenor (Kaiyodo, Capsule Q Caterpillars 2)
4) Papilio xuthus, larva (Kaiyodo, Capsule Q Caterpillars 1)
5) goliath birdwing, Ornithoptera goliath (Kabaya, World Insects Series 1)



Found the swallowtail caterpillar whilst i was looking for the new kaiyodos.

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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2014, 01:11:29 AM »
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 know its not detailed but i really want that hawk moth. i am seeing yowies animal sets on ebay but the listing pictures are the toy bags stacked on top of eachother so you cant see all of the prizes

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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2014, 09:56:24 AM »
All looks beautieful :)

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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2015, 08:21:01 PM »
pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor (Linnaeus, 1771).

Interesting figures for this little diorama. The more realistic caterpillar is from my recent Beam set; the less realistic one is a bin-style knockoff (although I have a feeling they are both PlayVisions knockoffs...). The adult is from an unknown bin set a bought years ago; no detail or names underneath but most of the butterflies are readily identifiable. What makes this figure funny is that the color seen here is actually what's seen on the animals' venter. The dorsal color looks like this: http://bugguide.net/node/view/836424/bgimage
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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2015, 08:28:31 PM »
Noting two different coloring styles here. The cleanly stamped or printed patterns have no brand name mentioned. Just a random number, the name of the species and where it was made (China).  Any iridescent finishes were my customization. The others with the airbrushed/ hand painted finish are marked with a circled T.M.

The T.M. marked butterflies, does anyone know what that means or where the rest of their stuff can be found? And the unlabeled printed ones? Where did they come from? They were earlier than the airbrushed ones.



Names are on the undersides. I shot some pics of the labels but haven't uploaded them yet.  Yeah I rushed with this photo. Had to go to work right after snapping it.

Even more Unmarked, TM and random butterflies:


Recent acquisition:
CollectA Small tortoiseshell Butterfly:


Caterpillars:

Some were labeled with the species but no brand name mentioned.  Some came in sets. They were purchased around the time I got the butterflies and P.V. Beetles. (which makes me wonder if they are Play Visions but they didn't brand their Lepidoptera lines?
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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2015, 11:39:50 PM »
(T.M.) indicates Toy Major, Toy Major has done a lot of bootlegging but that's all I know about these.
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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2015, 12:46:40 PM »
I have all those same butterflies (and caterpillars) but none of mine have names on the bottom. Maybe mine are knock-offs of the knock-offs? :-). Many are recognizable to the species level (red admiral, great purple hairstreak, dogface, pipevine swallowtail, etc etc).

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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2015, 12:55:43 PM »
I have all those same butterflies (and caterpillars) but none of mine have names on the bottom. Maybe mine are knock-offs of the knock-offs? :-). Many are recognizable to the species level (red admiral, great purple hairstreak, dogface, pipevine swallowtail, etc etc).

CORRECTION: I have double-checked mine, and the are Toy Major (TM) figures, but don't have names on them (although as I said most are recognizable at the species level).

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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2015, 10:15:11 PM »
Beautiful butterflies figures  ^-^.
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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #30 on: November 07, 2015, 08:31:01 PM »
puss moth caterpillar, Cerura vinula (Linnaeus, 1758) by Sun Wai Toys. Total length 29 cm.

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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #31 on: November 08, 2015, 10:48:49 AM »
What an awesome and huge caterpillar model! 8) Now to find one...

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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #32 on: February 02, 2016, 12:05:28 AM »
Adult and larva of the royal moth, Citheronia regalis. I made the larva and Jetoar made the adult. Both roughly 1:1.
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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #33 on: February 02, 2016, 12:54:10 AM »
Their looks really nice toguether  ^-^.
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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #34 on: December 14, 2016, 01:05:52 AM »
I'm obviously not an insect collector. ::)
My Butterflies/Moths

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2002 Bandai small Mothra
Random China butterfly
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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2017, 02:44:29 PM »
My flying butter
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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #36 on: January 07, 2018, 07:42:39 PM »
Revisiting the Red Admiral...

The red admiral, Vanessa atalanta (Linnaeus, 1758), occurs in temperate regions throughout much of the Holarctic, as well as Hawaii, New Zealand, and the Caribbean. Larvae have a broad host range, although the main host plants are nettles in the family Urticaceae. A familiar species, it is not commonly-made in toy/figure form, but has not been ignored.

Clockwise from top left:
1. Toy Major
2. Doug Walpus Art Studio [a magnet figurine]
3. Bullyland
4. Land and Sea Collectibles
5. Skillcraft (Insect Lab)


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Re: Lepidoptera
« Reply #37 on: May 13, 2018, 08:28:32 PM »
With my cool, new acquisition it is time to revisit the cecropia moth, Hylaphora cecropia (Linnaeus, 1758). Interestingly, only one of these is a plastic/PVC toy figure! We have a magnet figurine by Doug Walpus Art Studio and a handmade model by Jetoar (Paleo-Creatures). Then there is the recent figurine of unknown origin on the flower! The very small figure is a porcelain French feve. The only figure from the familiar toy manufacturers in the large caterpillar by Safari LTD (Smithsonian Insects).