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WikiProject Beetles[edit]

I've heard that you participate in most of the insect-related WikiProjects. Could you please join WikiProject Beetles? Your work there will be much valued and appreciated. Please join today! Gug01 (talk) 22:12, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

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WikiProject Cats[edit]

Hello active member of Wikiproject Cats. There is currently a discussion as to whether or not feline acne shoudl be merged into cat skin disorders here. Your opinion would be valued. Brambleclawx 23:57, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

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Just a note about your signature: per Wikipedia:Signatures#Transclusion of templates, using templates as signatures is forbidden. Could you at least subst: your signature template? Thanks. MC10 (TCGBL) 04:26, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

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Creating taxonomy related articles at a fast pace[edit]

Hey there. I noticed you have created a whole bunch of articles over time re: genus/species on insects etc. (among many other classes and species I am sure). I recently started a sub list over at the missing encyclopedia wikiproject Wikipedia:WikiProject Missing encyclopedic articles/Global Names Index and within it, there being a list of ~18 million names (note not species but names: see the link above for explanations) and with each name, comes an external reference and sometimes multiple references. I was wondering if you would be willing to show me/tell me how you managed to create the articles so quickly as I am guessing you used some sort of tool/script to extract the info from external websites. This might be a bit tricky in that there are multiple external websites (which is good for the genus page as more quality references the better) but yeah, any info you can provide would be much appreciated. Oh and feel free to help out as an example so I can see for myself what the process looks like (i.e. using your programs/scripts to make a multitude of articles based from the list). Oh and see this for background information: [1]. Cheers!Calaka (talk) 10:15, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

Hey that is no problem Bugboy! Hmmm, do you think if I give you a list of genera and species you to get your hand busy on creating a whole bunch of articles? Maybe we can do 100 at a time and have them placed on a subfolder out of mainspace and once I take a look through them then use another program to add them on? Do you think you would be able to extract info from more than one website though (as in just the basic layout of the article followed by all the references at the end? Then I can look through the pages and add more info like location and distribution once I read through the refs). Currently I am waiting on Raul to perfect the list (as at the moment there are multiple names that are not to be made into articles) but yeah, it wont be long before he gets it in order. Kind regards!Calaka (talk) 05:09, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject_Insects template[edit]

When you placed the "invited to join WikiProject Insects" on the user page of AJseagull1 here, the code has a <center> but no corresponding </center>, which results in the rest of the page being centered. I fixed it, but I wanted to let you know in case it was from a template or something. Cheers,  Chzz  ►  08:40, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

wooops, glad you fixed it. Bugboy52.4 ¦ =-= 16:00, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

My guestbook[edit]

You might want to check this out. NERDYSCIENCEDUDE (✉ msgchanges) 00:09, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

lol, I'm use to it by now, in fact I actually stole it from someone myself :P Bugboy52.4 ¦ =-= 01:39, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

E. vigintioctopunctata or H. vigintioctopunctata?[edit]

Hi Bug!
I asked this simple question at the Science Reference desk and it got not even one comment before going to archives. Your thoughts greatly appreciated.
--Shirt58 (talk) 13:23, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Thank you indeed! Though I find Cryptic species complex fascinating, I'm just teeny little bit waaay out of my depth here. Following your help, I've made a few Wading pool-sized changes to the article. Thank you again! --Shirt58 (talk) 13:35, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

WP Quality Management[edit]

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Please have a look to WP-Grafic-Studio - may be you have a idea concerning your famous icon?! Thanks! Markus —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:27, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

Famous? thanks.. but yea, I'll give it a try even though I don't speak German well. Bugboy52.4 ¦ =-= 01:41, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

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Sorites paradox[edit]

Here's the link to the (un-refereed) preprint: You're best reading the PDF file, as the HTML conversion isn't wonderful. The part I was discussing on the reference desk is in sections 4 & 5. Best wishes. Physchim62 (talk) 03:16, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

Feedback wanted[edit]

I have recently started editing in Wikipedia. I have just added my name to the [WikiProject Insects] and have expanded the articles on Acleris variegana and the Diamondback moth. Some feedback would be welcome. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 11:10, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

About Lepidoptera articles[edit]

Hi Bugboy52.40, I recommend that you work in main article space for Lepidoptera, not in user space. Also, polymorphism is adequately covered in Lepidoptera and does not need expansion. So don't merge that Polymorphism article back into Lepidoptera. Other sections such as behaviour, etc need development. What is needed is not rewriting at this point but addition of more referenced material. After External morphology of Lepidoptera becomes GA , I will switch to Lepidoptera. AshLin (talk) 03:23, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

By working in article mainspace, I could contribute by overseeing your edits, giving suggestions, adding stuff etc. I did not even know you were working on Lepidoptera till I saw your merge notice and checked your recent contribs. I try to add material to that article whenever I get a chance. By encyclopedia do you mean Resh & Carde? I have that too! Got access recently. AshLin (talk) 14:08, 18 February 2011 (UTC)
The morphology of an insect, strictly speaking includes not only the adult but also the development stages. In Lepidoptera, I tried to keep only morphological attributes in the morphology section while development, and other natural history issues were restricted to life cycle. You are welcome to change the structure as you deem fit as it does feel clunky. AshLin (talk) 14:26, 18 February 2011 (UTC)
That I would not recommend as discussion of head, thorax, abdomen is in the scope of External morphology of Lepidoptera, not Lepidoptera itself. I just deleted some unnecessary subheadings. I think the article looks better now. What do you think? AshLin (talk) 14:44, 18 February 2011 (UTC)
Please go ahead with your edits. However on no account put it through GA because as of now it lacks completeness to the standard required by GA. I plan to work on the completeness checking, sectio by section as soon as I complete my GAN on External morphology. Plus I have access to university resources once a week and some books of my own including an ancient copy of Imms recently borrowed. Keeping this in mind, please improve it but dont put it under GA. If it is put up for GA with incomplete material as of now, my conscience would require me to quick fail it till I feel it is suitably done. The reason I am delaying is I plan to use all lessons learnt from the current GA on the next one - Lepidoptera -so that its tackled in a better fashion. Hope this helps. AshLin (talk) 05:26, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
Great work. Please keep it up! AshLin (talk) 04:41, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
Oh sorry, sometimes I forget where to reply. BTW :-) you definitely want to arouse the interest of your reader, not curb it, he he. If you feek yo have done your bit, why not try modifying that phylogeny diagram like I told you so as t make your claim even stronger? AshLin (talk) 03:23, 26 February 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know. Its a great diagram. Good that we got that issue cleared up before we went in for GAN. AshLin (talk) 04:53, 26 February 2011 (UTC)
I have addressed all the GAN issues at present. Waiting for any additional comments by reviewer. Great job on Lepidoptera. Boy are you one WikiOgre! AshLin (talk) 02:38, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

File source and copyright licensing problem with File:Phylogenetic chart of Lepidoptera.svg[edit]

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Hi Bugboy, your creating this file and claiming copyright is incorrect. This is a copyright violation. I am removing this image till its status is above dispute. The image is virtually identical to that in Resh & Carde where they have stated that their image is modified/based on Labandeira et al. (1994). For you to claim it as your creation, it has to e a completely new visualisation of the data and has to be different in the way the info is depicted. You also still need to acknowledge the source of the information which has not been done. AshLin (talk) 04:53, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

I dont exactly know. Perhaps the first thing to do is to redraw the diagram in a different way, maybe reducing some data, by converting it to horizontal, relabelling headings, including other information. After that you have to state in the page its sources to avoid WP:PLAGIARISM. Im sure you understand that Copyright Violation is reproducing someone else's work without permission while Plagiarism is passing off someone else's work/information as your own. To be on the safe side, you could also post on Wikipedia:Media copyright questions to check if anything more needs to be done. And yes, upload the new diagram with own work tag not copyright holder release tag. Hope this helps. AshLin (talk) 05:14, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
Great going so far. Good night. AshLin (talk) 05:50, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
Loved the Gypsy moth image. Trust its your own original idea. AshLin (talk) 06:00, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
Why don't you get the issue clarified on the message-board I told you about to be sure? You may have missed out some finer nuance of understanding. One question which may arise is whether prior permission is required else it may be a case of copyright violation as copyright prevents you from making derivatives as I understand it. I am sure Resh & Cade took permission from the authors Kristensen etc. The publishing industry does this as a matter of routine. Secondly I still recommend changing the diagram as I proposed reducing some information, say the early, middle, late divisions for each geological age, switching to horizontal etc so that your claim is stronger. Please realise it is not me that you have to convince but to get your position explicitly clarified and to follow the right course of action. AshLin (talk) 03:27, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Talkback - Graphic lab[edit]

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Thank you for the invit, but I am not the man. I have not an overvue of the order. Books on this subject exist with about thousand pages... It is not easy to resume. Jacqueshb (talk) 15:40, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Note to self[edit] is a great source for communication relating to insects, and the insect article.


Internal morphology is still not complete imho. We need to learn what are the characteristics of Lepidopteran internal morphology as compared to that of a generic insect and portray them. Only reproduction is not enough. Perhaps GAN notice is premature. AshLin (talk) 04:51, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the Lepidoptera invite[edit]

I would be pleased to help in any way you would like. Fresh from the February Wikification Drive, would you like me to go through the article making trivial changes such as improving this statement:

In many species, the female may be able to produce anywhere from 200 to 600 eggs, while in some others it may go as high as 30,000 eggs in one day. which leaves a large number of caterpillars, which in effect can mow down entire acres of crops. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:35, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

At the moment there is a reference error for ref no 26. It currently says that the authority is "ref name="Gullan"/>" but previously it said "ref name="Gillot"/>". Do you think it should be changed back? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:36, 1 March 2011 (UTC)
I don't understand your referencing system. For example, what does :246 (in curly brackets) mean? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:14, 1 March 2011 (UTC)
I'm leaving the references for you to deal with but I have made various minor alterations. You can see which sections I have worked on and what I have done by viewing the History. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 07:34, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the invite![edit]

Hi, Bugboy52.40,
Will do. I'll try to be the best tame non-scientist WP:WikiProject Insects has ever had.
--Shirt58 (talk) 14:04, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

RFC & Lepidoptera[edit]

Hi Bugboy, Just wanted to check in and say thanks for the invite to work on Lepidoptera. I am a better copy-editor than entomologist, so you may want to look over any edits I have made to make sure I did not unintentionally change the content in correcting the grammar! Also, I voted in support of your proposal at the RFC-- it makes sense to me, and I think it would help, not hinder, the insect articles on this site. Best, Lo, i am real 00:43, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

Common vs Scientific Names[edit]

I find I have no patience for the tons of talk you need for getting these type of proposals through. I tire very soon. I wish you all the best, though! AshLin (talk) 14:43, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

Liacarus palmicinctum[edit]

Just over two years ago, you wrote the article Liacarus palmicinctum, and I was wondering if you remembered or could find out what references you used when writing it. With unreferenced stubs, I will often find a new reference and write a new sentence or two to replace what we had, but this article is too detailed for that kind of treatment, I think. If you could provide it with inline references, that really would be great. --Stemonitis (talk) 08:27, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

Insect Images[edit]

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Infested by bugs![edit]

Thank you, I just loved that infestation! It's your turn now with Lepidoptera. AshLin (talk) 15:44, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

Red-link in Lepidoptera -- "Transverse orientation"[edit]

Hi, Bugboy52.40!
Normally, I'd jump in and start the article and let the experts sort it out, but in view of the WP:GA nomination, I wouldn't want Transverse orientation to point to a stubby little article. I've got a starting point, but to be honest, the topic is a bit too maths-y for me. Is "transverse orientation" in moths well-attested in the literature, or should we just work around it?
Yours in bug-ness, --Shirt58 (talk) 10:12, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

Glossary of entomology terms[edit]

On this page, you've added lots of terms that are linked to redirects back to this page. How is this helpful? Please discuss. Rwalker (talk) 18:39, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Lepidoptera[edit]

The article Lepidoptera you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needed to be addressed. If these are fixed within seven days, the article will pass, otherwise it will fail. See Talk:Lepidoptera for things which need to be addressed. Jezhotwells (talk) 23:12, 25 March 2011 (UTC)


Thanks for all your input on the stubs. You said you have a program to create articles. I forgot all about Wikipedia:CSV. I've used it before, and it is very effective and easy to use. Cheers. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 22:33, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

Re:Credo acccounts[edit]

Ah great! You signed too.. I dont know exactly how and when we are receiving access. I am guessing they are waiting until 400 have signed up before sending the details over to Credo. We will just have to wait and see..! Cheers Ruigeroeland (talk) 10:23, 28 March 2011 (UTC)


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Barnstar for you[edit]

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For leading the way in getting Lepidoptera developed into a Good Article! AshLin (talk) 17:08, 3 April 2011 (UTC)

You are most welcome. AshLin (talk) 04:24, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for comment[edit]

Thanks for the comment on my page about copyediting Lepidoptera. I ran out of time to do much more, but am glad to see it made GA. Bob1960evens (talk) 16:52, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

Great Source[edit]

I think I have a great source for you. It is entirely CC-3.0, so you can use every scrap of info including pictures. It is a catalogue of all beetle family group names including fossils, see: Ruigeroeland (talk) 07:42, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

Ah yes, it would be best suited for a Taxonomy of Coleoptera article, but you might be interested in that later on. Cheers and keep up the good work! Ruigeroeland (talk) 13:30, 5 April 2011 (UTC)


Great user page! I ask a favor. Recently, User:WereSpielChequer has asked me to begin congratulating editors as they reach the 100K plateau. I have been using the Tireless Contributor Barnstar which was OK but, to tell the truth, a bit boring. I was searching for a new more appropriate barnstar or for someone that could create one...and then I saw your work of art at User:Can't sleep, clown will eat me's talk page. Striking and beautiful. Eye-catching! I ask that I could present your fine barnstar to all future 100K editors. It is a vast improvement over what is now presented to them. It is like comparing parchment to tissue paper. Further, I may retreat and replace your barnstar for the one previously placed at about a dozen 100K editors, with your sanction. Thanking you in advance. Buster Seven Talk 21:36, 6 April 2011 (UTC).

Thanks, Bugboy. What I need is a template of the award that I can personalize the message, etc. and then I cut-n-paste and add to the recipiants page. Feel free to add a designer recognition mention somewhere, probably in small font. Unless there is a different way. I'm not a tech so I may be doing it like the 63 year old that I am. Nice to meet you. I have some other barnstars that I will need help with. More about that later. See User:Buster7/Sandbox-100K AwardsBuster Seven Talk 00:57, 7 April 2011 (UTC)
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Who is this for?[edit]

Hi bugboy who and or what is represented by this flag File:Venzwalian Flag.jpg? Awg1010 (talk) 19:05, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

"Wow, that was uploaded more then 3 years ago. I haven't got the slightest clue for what though, why do you ask? Bugboy52.4 ¦ =-= 20:22, 14 April 2011 (UTC)"
Well on the commons it is categorized in "Unidentified flags" and I was hoping to place it where it could be found by a descriptive search. Awg1010 (talk) 02:07, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar[edit]

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Article Barnstar[edit]

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Thanks for making lots of fantastic articles about insects in the genus Chlaenius.
Keep up the good work and thanks for the articles.
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FYI, I can save you some headaches and create those talkpages for you with AWB, if you like. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 05:14, 16 July 2011 (UTC)
Any time. The barnstar wasn't mine, actually - but I support it wholeheartedly. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 05:18, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

just checking....[edit]

You're not running a bot to create all those stubs, are you? Choyoołʼįįhí:Seb az86556 > haneʼ 05:25, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

OK. Keep it up. Choyoołʼįįhí:Seb az86556 > haneʼ 05:33, 16 July 2011 (UTC)
Why is there are asterisk behind the binomial name? I cannot think of a reason why that should be there. Furtermore, I am wondering what the point of these stubs is. There is no info in them at all, even less than there is in the genus, because you left out the binomial authority as well. Are you going back to flesh them out? If not I fear they will be turned into redirects when user stemonitis spots them... Just warning.. :) Ruigeroeland (talk) 15:20, 16 July 2011 (UTC)
I only know he turned tons of articles similar to the ones you created into redirs. Dont know about consensus... Anyway, it would be better to at least at some basic info I think. Cheers! Ruigeroeland (talk) 10:05, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
You are aware that WP:BOTPOL deals with "Automated or partially automated editing processes" (my emphasis)? It seems like these articles would most certainly be covered by the bot policy, and should have received prior approval. Also, like Ruigeroeland, I cannot quite see what purpose these articles fill that could not be filled by a list and redirects. BTW, here you can read User:Stemonitis's rationale for merging. Lampman (talk) 10:15, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Curlyhair tarantula[edit]

So you don't miss it: Curlyhair tarantula. Andy Mabbett (User:Pigsonthewing); Andy's talk; Andy's edits 17:59, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Test[edit] (talk) 19:00, 27 July 2011 (UTC)


Thanks for your offer (several months ago now!) to help identify insect photos. Here are a couple from a suburban environment near the Aegean coast of Turkey: [6] (something like a shield-bug, fairly large: about 25 mm long) and [7] (a scarabaeus? of similar size). Please advise also whether or not you think they’d be useful (i.e. of adequate quality and not duplicating existing shots) if I were to upload them to Commons. Can you identify arachnids as well?—Odysseus1479 (talk) 02:19, 28 July 2011 (UTC)[edit]

Hello, your entomological knowledge is appalling, I would appreciate if you stopped vandalising Wikipedia with false information. For instance, there is no such thing as a "Harvest Mite Larva" as mites are arachnids and thus hemimetabolous - undergoing incomplete metamorphosis.


I appreciate your criticism, however there are more constructive ways of going about this. Also, not to contribute to your nonsensical banter, you clearly know mites are arachnids therefore it would be arachnological not entomolgical, as that involves the study of insects. If have an argument to project, please use resources to back yourself up, as clearly I have done in the article I written (Trombiculidae) which is backed up by numerous books which also states the lower nymphal stages as larvae before there are fully grown to adults. Bugboy52.4 ¦ =-= 19:39, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

Insect morphology[edit]

I have no intention of getting into an edit war with you, so, please can you revert your own reversion of my edit to Insect morphology ... that paragraph is unsourced and utter rubbish! If not, I will have to seek advice of admins. Thanks, Stho002 (talk) 06:17, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

Don't worry, it has been taken care of ... Stho002 (talk) 04:07, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

Insect edit war again?[edit]

Hi, You seems to be more reasonable than the other bunch of "friends". Who got in ownership the article: INSECT. 1. I found the talk page entrance regarding my edit by accident only. Nobody was kind of to give me a clue: somebody finally decided to discus with me changes to the article. 2. Administrator should look in first into quality of the edit instead who accuse anybody for something "unpleased". 3. I return automatically my paragraph (which is with reasonable resources) if the ERASER do not start with arguments and proposed changes. 4. I am not going to start discussion if somebody start and continue with repeated ERASEANINGS. Administrator should block the ERASER instead RETURNER of resourced scientific info. (talk) 19:31, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

Ichthus: January 2012[edit]

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January 2012

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Bug lovers wanted![edit]

Science lovers wanted!
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Hi! I'm serving as the wikipedian-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution Archives until June! One of my goals as resident, is to work with Wikipedians and staff to improve content on Wikipedia about people who have collections held in the Archives - most of these are scientists who held roles within the Smithsonian and/or federal government. I thought you might like to participate since you are interested in entomlogy! Sign up to participate here and dive into articles needing expansion and creation on our to-do list. Feel free to make a request for images or materials at the request page, and of course, if you share your successes at the outcomes page you will receive the SIA barnstar! Thanks for your interest, and I look forward to your participation! Sarah (talk) 18:23, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

File:Blue icon.png listed for deletion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Blue icon.png, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. -- ТимофейЛееСуда. 13:36, 24 April 2012 (UTC)


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Hi, in this image the tag 'costa' should actually be 'nodus', greetz, Bart -B kimmel (talk) 16:04, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

Insect wing GAN[edit]

Hey, could the first insect wing-related thing you do when you get back be to fix the colors in the text? They are distracting me a bit too much to do a thorough content review. I'll review for content right after they are fixed. StringTheory11 17:01, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

Just a reminder that there is one day left for the "on hold" phase of the GA review. StringTheory11 14:47, 27 July 2012 (UTC)

Credo Reference Update & Survey (your opinion requested)[edit]

Credo Reference, who generously donated 400 free Credo 250 research accounts to Wikipedia editors over the past two years, has offered to expand the program to include 100 additional reference resources. Credo wants Wikipedia editors to select which resources they want most. So, we put together a quick survey to do that:

It also asks some basic questions about what you like about the Credo program and what you might want to improve.

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Re: (Re:Sig)[edit]

Well, What I meant about bugs is in the sense of true bugs, not the everyday term of "bug" as a refernce to what we should call "incests".XD0248 sign 22:53, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

Hello, your entomological knowledge is appalling, I would appreciate if you stopped vandalising Wikipedia with false information. For instance, there is no such thing as a "Harvest Mite Larva" as mites are arachnids and thus hemimetabolous - undergoing incomplete metamorphosis.



Hello Bugboy. Someoneone pointed out (but did nothing about) the fact that Phloeophagy was the correct spelling. Though this was true, I did not get too excited, and just applied a few corrections (it is hardly a term in frequent use, after all!) In fact I began by leaving the existing redir in place, as it is not conspicuous, and someone might well stumble onto the correct spelling by entering the misspelling. Then I began to check the usage in google and I was shocked to see that inappropriate and unchecked reliance on WP's text had inflated the refs to the incorrect spelling to over 1000, vs <200 for the correct spelling! If there is one terrifying about WP, it is the responsibility for propagating errors. So I would like a deletion of the redir for the incorrect spelling. Now, I was about to put in a request for deletion myself, (having already put in a redir for the correct spelling, that I might inflate to an article in the near future) but I thought it might be better to find whether you would not prefer to do the deletion yourself; I for one prefer to correct my own finger troubles, and I assumed you might feel the same way about such things.

In case you are wondering about my justification for these views, you can look up the refs I added to Glossary of entomology terms and my remarks in Talk:Phloeophagy. Cheers, JonRichfield (talk) 14:09, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

Feeding habits[edit]

Hello BB, I don't know whether my talk page is on your watchlist, so I don't know whether you have seen that I have posted a response to your Insect feeding habits idea there. JonRichfield (talk) 17:05, 4 October 2012 (UTC)


hello there! just saw you're a participant in the insects project. i created a few stubs recently, and was wondering if the project needed some assistance in that regard. i hope you can let me know. cheers! FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 20:40, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

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Beetle#Mutualism - request verification of sourcing[edit]

Hello. I notice you maintain the Beetle page and are willing to verify sourcing. FYI, I repaired [8][9] an apparent copyvio from PMID 18832638 which I happened to spot here. The content appears to have been added during this series of edits, sourced to a book published in 1993 (whereas PMID 18832638 is a research paper from 2008). Not having access to the book/s currently cited, I have not attempted to verify the sourcing myself. (talk) 05:51, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

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Copyright problem: Beetle[edit]

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Books and Bytes: The Wikipedia Library Newsletter[edit]

Books and Bytes

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Greetings Wikipedia Library members! Welcome to the inaugural edition of Books and Bytes, TWL’s monthly newsletter. We're sending you the first edition of this opt-in newsletter, because you signed up, or applied for a free research account: HighBeam, Credo, Questia, JSTOR, or Cochrane. To receive future updates of Books and Bytes, please add your name to the subscriber's list. There's lots of news this month for the Wikipedia Library, including new accounts, upcoming events, and new ways to get involved...

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The Wikipedia Library Survey[edit]

As a subscriber to one of The Wikipedia Library's programs, we'd like to hear your thoughts about future donations and project activities in this brief survey. Thanks and cheers, Ocaasi t | c 15:59, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Eustaudingeria[edit]

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Thanks for doing that I did not know how. Sorry if I look like i'm messing the place up on purpose. --Youngdrake (talk) 12:05, 20 June 2014 (UTC)


Are you still actively editing? If so, I have some questions about the Lepidoptera article AND why is there almost no activity going on in this project? bpage (talk) 00:52, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Suggested change to Lepidopotera article[edit]

Hi, I just thought I'd let you know that I have added a comment to the Talk page for the Lepidoptera article, suggesting that a small correction to the phylogeny diagram is needed. I'm not sure if you are editing that page still, but I thought I'd let you know anyway. Regards, Piano beat (talk) 21:51, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!!![edit]

And remember to keep the CHRIST in CHRISTmas! — Preceding unsigned comment added by E-e-bayer lover (talkcontribs) 22:21, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

= Recruitment for Wikipedian Interview[edit]

Hello Bugboy52.40,

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The purpose of this study is to better understanding the coordination practices of Wikipedians active within WikiProjects, and to explore the potential for tool-mediated coordination to improve those practices. Interviews will be semi-structured, and should last between 45-60 minutes. If you decide to participate, we will schedule an appointment for the online chat session. During the appointment you will be asked some basic questions about your experience interacting in WikiProjects, how that process has worked for you in the past and what ideas you might have to improve the future.

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Help with taxonomy[edit]

Hi Bugboy, I need help in taxonomy for this insects, I want to put Feautered nominee, but would like to name them. This insects also jump a bit. Regards, --PetarM (talk) 07:10, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Shoutbox[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Shoutbox has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 18:55, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Heads up on Eremiaphila somalica[edit]

Just so you're aware; another editor proposed merging one of the many Eremiaphila articles you created (yes, just one) with the Mantis article (rather than the Eremiaphila article, or Eremiaphilidae). I found that proposal to be rather odd, and have removed the template, as it hardly seemed to merit a discussion. At least, not without giving the person who created the article a chance to weigh in. I'm assuming you had not seen the proposal, so you might want to keep an eye on this, in case they re-propose it. Dyanega (talk) 06:37, 6 April 2016 (UTC)


User:Dr. Blofeld has created Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/Contests. The idea is to run a series of contests/editathons focusing on each region of Africa. He has spoken to Wikimedia about it and $1000-1500 is possible for prize money. As someone who has previously expressed interest in African topics, would you be interested in contributing to one or assisting draw up core article/missing article lists? He says he's thinking of North Africa for an inaugural one in October. If interested please sign up in the participants section of the Contest page, thanks.♦ --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:13, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

Invite to the African Destubathon[edit]

Hi. You may be interested in participating in the African Destubathon which starts on October 15. Africa currently has over 37,000 stubs and badly needs a quality improvement editathon/contest to flesh out basic stubs. There are proposed substantial prizes to give to editors who do the most geography, wildlife and women articles, and planned smaller prizes for doing to most destubs for each of the 55 African countries, so should be enjoyable! Even if contests aren't your thing we would be grateful if you could consider destubbing a few African wildlife articles during the drive to help the cause and help reduce the massive 37,000 + stub count, of which many are rated high importance. If you're interested in competing or just loosely contributing any article related to a topic you often work on, please add your name to the Contestants/participants section. Might be a good way to work on fleshing out articles you've long been meaning to target and get rewarded for it! Diversity of work from a lot of people will make this that bit more special. Thanks. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 04:53, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of File:Welcome to Bugboy52.40.svg[edit]

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Nomination of Andraphisia for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of Rhyncobombyx for deletion[edit]

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