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Carey EqualityEdit

Could someone look this over? It came to my attention because it was assigned some nonexistent categories and there are no available sources for me to check up on the subject. Thank you. Liz Read! Talk! 16:08, 27 July 2021 (UTC)

A link to a DAB pageEdit

Can anyone decipher what the parenthetical and ambiguous link to Aptera in Rhopalosiphoninus latysiphon means? Ta, Narky Blert (talk) 06:48, 8 August 2021 (UTC)

Aphids have winged and wingless (apterous) morphs. I have cut the jargon. Shyamal (talk) 10:02, 8 August 2021 (UTC)

Feedback requestedEdit

It has been proposed that Gamergate controversy be renamed and moved to Gamergate (harassment campaign). Your feedback would be appreciated at this discussion. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 18:48, 15 August 2021 (UTC)

  • Of note is the counter proposal by some editors to move Gamergate controversy to Gamergate and move that article to Gamergate (ant). Precedent in the last 7 years has favored 'Gamergate being about the ant biology, given the several hundred year history of the entomology term, rather then the recent use of the term for the Gamergate controversy.--Kevmin § 22:44, 15 August 2021 (UTC)

The current discussion is at Gamergate#Requested move 20 August 2021. It includes options to rename:

GamergateGamergate (ant)
Gamergate (harassment campaign)Gamergate

Johnuniq (talk) 05:23, 20 August 2021 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:Gamergate#Requested move 20 August 2021Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Gamergate#Requested move 20 August 2021 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject.  — Shibbolethink ( ) 16:19, 20 August 2021 (UTC)


I was cleaning up infobox image syntax and the image here is apparently (according to caption) of a species not listed in the article (there are only three). The source shows over a dozen, but not Glypta arctica. Other languages have a stub on this species. MB 03:45, 23 August 2021 (UTC)

@MB: Glypta arctica is not listed on Fauna Europaea probably because it is not from Europe, which would make it out of scope for that website. Meanwhile, GBIF for instance records it from Canada and Greenland. Hope that helps as a starting point.
As for the state of the article itself, well, this appears to be one of the articles Estopedist1 recently created (I talked about his many new genera articles at WikiProject Tree of Life months ago, to save repeating myself here). Later, another editor must added an image to the article, presumably as part of WPWP 2021, though not being aware how incomplete the article itself was. Monster Iestyn (talk) 05:47, 31 August 2021 (UTC)
As an absolute minimum, Estopedist1's genus stubs should say "Species include:" because he made no attempt to produce a comprehensive list. The British and Irish Checklist alone has over 30 species. Peter coxhead (talk) 06:42, 31 August 2021 (UTC)
I have gone and added all the species from GBIF (not including 17 unnamed/unranked), increasing the list from three to over 450. — Preceding unsigned comment added by MB (talkcontribs) 12:26, 31 August 2021 (UTC)

B-Class Review RequestEdit

Hello, fellow Insect Wikipedians! Could someone in the WikiProject please review the articles Polybia paulista and Roundheaded pine beetle to see if they qualify as B-class articles? If they don't, I'm willing to work with you to improve them to that point. Thank you! Gug01 (talk) 19:06, 7 September 2021 (UTC)

Reliable sources noticeboard discussion about Encyclopedia of LifeEdit

Hi all

I've started a discussion on the reliable sources noticeboard about Encyclopedia of Life as a reliable source for Wikipedia, please share your thoughts here. I've added some basic information about EOL at the top of the section to help inform the discussion.

Thanks very much

John Cummings (talk) 20:25, 23 November 2021 (UTC)