Talk:Agathidium

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Should this be moved to Agathidium, since it includes multiple members of the genus? Dave (talk) 04:39, 3 January 2006 (UTC)

That was fast. Dave (talk) 04:41, 3 January 2006 (UTC)
why are they named after bush, cheney, rumsfeld, and pocahontas?
This what I read to answer your question: "According to Miller and Wheeler, the naming of the beetles (who were three of 65 species to be named) was done in homage to the political figures." O' and its not pocahontas, its Darth Vader.--Mishae (talk) 03:33, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

Number of species?[edit]

The article says that there were 65 species which were named, but I only count 62 in the paper. I suspect there was a misunderstanding somewhere along the line, where "62 total" became "62 other", with someone not believing that the Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld beetles were included in the count, thus 62+3=65.

Can someone else confirm this, just in case I've miscounted? Thanks. —ΨΦorg 14:00, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

Appropriate application of nomenclature?[edit]

Would someone please explain how it is appropriate to denominate a slime-mold beetle in Leiodidae after Mr. Rumsfeld? Analogous behavioral characteristics notwithstanding, concern should be for effects of this designation on self-esteem (and directional mutation?) in generational iterations of Agathidium. A less damaging and more exact assignation may be to a member of Scarabaeidae. Comments? Thanks. —forestflyer (talk) 06:50, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

See also?[edit]

Was someone using the "See also" section to compare these political figures to Hitler? I see no other connection, since the beetle isn't even in the same genus.

Video deos not play[edit]

I looked at the source code and am not sure why the ostensible video of A. varians does not play--174.25.59.214 (talk) 19:20, 7 October 2015 (UTC)