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Dynastes hercules lichyi (SegaDX)

Started by Beetle guy, November 14, 2016, 09:58:29 AM

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The Sega Mushi King DX series include: Dynastes hercules (yellow (red eyed and revised black eyed version)/grey/dark brown type), Dynastes neptunus, Chalcosoma caucasus (red eyed no revised version), Megasoma gyas, Megasoma acteon, Megasoma mars, Hexarthrius mandibularis (red eyed and revised black eyed version), Dorcus palawanicus, Dorcus alcides, Allomyrina dichotoma (only one with wings in this series. the later revised DX version had no wings!),Procopocoilus giraffa (red eyed and revised black eyed version), Dynastes hyllus and Mesotopus tarandus.

These are the four versions of the Dynastes hercules in the DX series made by Sega/Bandai. The lenght is 13cm (tip protonal horn to tip abdomen) so they are scale 1:1. Highly detailed and painted really good! The one with the yellow elytra was redone. They got rid of the red eyes and made the elytra a deeper yellow also most of the black parts are less glossy varnished.

The legs (mainly tarsus/foot) of all four are a bit bulky, but it doesn't spoil the fun;-). These were ment more or less as action figurines so they had to be sturdy I suppose. They all have the same mold. This is a bit of a pitty. By just a chance in the mold of the jointed head's cephalic horn, they would have made multiple species. The legs, head and thorax are moveable.

By the looks of the cephalic horn this must be the Dynastes hercules lichyi (Lachaume, 1985).
It occurs in Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru.
The size of Males varies from 55-175mm (source: A.Wiegelt)
females sizes varie from 50 -80mm  (source: A.Wiegelt)

To beetle or not to beetle.