Talk:Papilio polyxenes

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Behavior and mating systems[edit]

I am a student at Washington University in St. Louis, and added some information on behavior and mating systems of the Black Swallowtail as part of a class assignment.Jenniferreed1510 (talk) 18:52, 24 October 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jenniferreed1510 (talkcontribs) 00:34, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

I added a few links and also fixed some spacing issues in the page --Vpandrangi (talk) 20:31, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

This article is well written and provides relevant information on this butterfly. I made a few changes that improve the grammar and the flow of the article. I have a few suggestions for future edits. You should make sure that each paragraph has a citation at the end as that is one of the requirements for good article. Does the swallowtail exhibit perching behavior as part of their territory defense? If they do it would good to include a description of that behavior and where they perch. If they do not perch what mechanism do they use for observing who comes in and out of their territory. You may want to consider having the lekking section directly before or after the territorial defense or as part of the same section as they are highly related. In the protandry section, the sentence : “However, the drawback to this emergence system is because male daily mating frequency will decrease as their overall mating frequency increases, protandry restricts the ability of an early male to take advantage of the peak in female emergence later in the mating season.” is a bit confusing, and you should consider revising it. Abuatois (talk) 16:30, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Your additions include a lot of good information that contributes to the depth and breadth of the article. I think it will be helpful including the caterpillar and chrysalis section in the description. Also, there are no references in the description, which should be fixed. I think the sections could be rearranged to help the flow of the article. For example, I think a better location for discussing etymology is near the beginning of the article (I fixed the sentence fragment); sexual dimorphism would be better suited near the description of butterfly morphology; leks and protrandry may be able to be subsections under a larger category of mating behaviors. I also had trouble understanding the sentence the above reviewer mentioned. Overall, great job! Thatgirlnamedsofa (talk) 02:52, 2 November 2013 (UTC)thatgirlnamedsofa

Updates[edit]

Awesome job with the additions! Some suggestions that may help you achieve good article include: Reorganization of the article to have a "Reproduction and development" header, with "Mating systems" and "Life cycle" underneath; Addition of a "Taxonomy section"; Change "Description" to "Morphology", and place the adult butterflies at the end for better flow and continuity with the life cycle of the butterfly; Review your hyperlink policy--I believe that you only need to hyperlink something once throughout the entire article; Add a habitat section; Add a predator section; Continue working on your lead via https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style/Lead_section.

Ichooxu (talk) 23:14, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

I agree that this article looks great. I would definitely recommend adding on a "Taxonomy" section to give a little more background to the butterfly. Unlike many other articles I have seen, I think that your lead works pretty well. Like Ichooxu (talk) mentioned, it could use a little bit of brushing up, but as it stands, I think it's fine. There needs to be more thorough citations of references throughout the article. It is generally not okay just to cite an entire paragraph with one citation at the end even if it is all from the same source. The article could also use some extra Wikilinks throughout for the more difficult concepts. I have added a few, but more could still be added. Ashleynlin (talk) 03:05, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

They article looks very good, and there is a lot of information on behavior. I added a section on "Distribution," where I added information about where this species is commonly found and the likely habitats. I also included references for my information. I don't think that the header "Adults" is necessary in the morphology section, so simply leaving "sexual dimorphism" as the header could be better. I also think you could combine the "Life Cycle" and "Morphology" sections, because both are a little short but are related to each other, so combining them might prove beneficial. The article could also benefit from having more links to other Wikipedia pages to help understand words or concepts. Also the article needs more citations, one citation is generally not enough for an entire paragraph. I fixed this in some areas. Also, the introduction section needs more citations. Otherwise this article looks really good. --Vpandrangi (talk) 20:22, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

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Article assessment[edit]

This article is most probably no longer start-class. It would be nice to have it reviewed. Thanks, —PaleoNeonate - 09:01, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

Reassessed to C for now. —PaleoNeonate – 00:10, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

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