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Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly (CollectA)

Started by bmathison1972, April 16, 2015, 12:25:13 AM

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Walk-around of the small tortoiseshell butterfly, Aglais urticae  (Linnaeus, 1758) by CollectA.

The is a small nymphalid butterfly, widely distributed across the Palaearctic. This is a bold figure by CollectA, previously also made by Bullyland. Rarely do you get nymphalids that are not the monarch or in the genus Morpho!

This, for the most part, a very nice figure. But if you look at teh underside you get....SIX legs!!!! Oh, CollectA! Luckily they learned their lesson in time for their monarch figure (see my earlier walk-around). It is a bit stocky, but necessary for something as delicate as a butterfly. The paint job is fantastic and I love CollectA's textures!

The figure has a 68 mm wingspan, making it slightly larger than 1:1 (normal range, 45-62 mm).










brontodocus

Well, we're almost getting used to Nymphalidae figures being made with six legs, I suppose... at least there seem to be much less replicas showing the correct number. It's quite interesting how CollectA chose this species, probably for the European market, since it is one of the most common butterflies here (well, no wonder, the caterpillars feed on common nettle like those of the Red Admiral and the European Peacock which are also very common).

bmathison1972

Quote from: brontodocus on April 16, 2015, 09:14:46 AM
Well, we're almost getting used to Nymphalidae figures being made with six legs, I suppose... at least there seem to be much less replicas showing the correct number. It's quite interesting how CollectA chose this species, probably for the European market, since it is one of the most common butterflies here (well, no wonder, the caterpillars feed on common nettle like those of the Red Admiral and the European Peacock which are also very common).

yes I am sure their choice is because of its familiarity in Europe...and that's fine by me :). I was excited to see it and happy to get it. The vast majority of butterfly figures are 1) Morpho spp., 2) the monarch, 3) various swallowtails. Well, at least there is a lot of species variety among the swallowtails out there. But there are so many more nymphalids...and pierdids, hesperiids, lycaenids, etc etc etc

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Advicot

This figure is currently on my wish list. The only problem is that this figure doesn't have symmetrical wings, but a nice figure and native to my country.  :)
Don't I take long uploading photos!