User talk:Pro bug catcher

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8 June 2006 - 11 October 2007

Answer to answer[edit]

I have responded to your explanation re 'sloanus', but don't intend to take it any further. Vale! Awien 00:13, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

User:KP Botany[edit]

Hi, I didn't know who ask this to but : Why are KP Botany's User and Talk page deleted? I can see his last edit was on October 21st, but now he's gone... Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 17:06, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

KP Botany's last edit to his/her now deleted user page replaced it with {{Db-userreq}}, with edit summary "and user talk page too, please". I obliged. Apparently he/she was resigned from Wikipedia. I perused his/her contributions to see if there was any dispute or issue that may have triggered his/her departure, and found nothing. Hesperian 01:15, 27 October 2007 (UTC)


Hi, Pro Bug Catcher.

I may very well be able to help with Latin, although I'm not quite sure what you are concerned about. Maybe an overview will help.

I glanced at the article, and no misuse of pupa jumped out at me. It means both "girl" and "doll", with the translation "doll" clearly being preferable in the context, as given.

The nominative singular is pupa, as given (the nominative being the case we use for something that is the subject of a sentence). As far as I can see it is used this way throughout. In Latin, the nominative plural, also as used in the article, is pupae.

The reasoning behind using "pupas" for the plural, the alternative plural given at the beginning of the article, is that once a word has been adopted into English, it should simply follow English rules. Here, that would give us "one pupa, several pupas", just as if it was an English word. Since no English speaker can possibly be expected to know the correct plural (or accusative, or preterite, or whatever) in all the languages from which English has borrowed words, this seems to me to be a very valid choice, even though in the case of languages I know it sets my teeth on edge. However, it remains very much a matter of personal preference, and choosing to stick with the Latin form is both traditional and defensible.

If someone really wanted to follow through on the Latin, "of more than one pupa" would be puparum, "from more than one pupa" pupis, and so on through the six cases, but I doubt there's anyone these days who thinks we should go that far.

Hope this answers your question, but if not, you know where to find me. Awien (talk) 18:29, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

Personally, I would go with either "Cockchafer pupa" or "Pupa of the Cockchafer". Awien (talk) 19:20, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

Template:Cite book[edit]

Thanks for catching that, and for fixing it - it looks like the pipe trick doesn't work in that template. I'll watch for that as I continue to dab the Doubleday article. I'll also look to see if there's anyone heavily involved in work on that template, and see if they can fix the problem. Mlaffs (talk) 14:42, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

By the way, it's not a template problem after all, although it is a pipe trick issue. Turns out that the pipe trick doesn't work within ref tags. Mlaffs (talk) 18:21, 3 March 2008 (UTC)


I think you would be interested in the Wikiproject I started. Right here.

Jourdy288 (talk) 00:57, 4 March 2008 (UTC)


I really like your questions to the Fish Quiz. This is one of the more diverse games we've had. Since you also seem to be a heavy contributor to mainspace, I thought you would do well with rollback, which is basically a quick way to revert edits. Do not use it in edit wars or good faith edits. If you want to test it out, you can head to Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback. Happy editing! bibliomaniac15 I see no changes 05:16, 5 March 2008 (UTC)


Put that date, May 3rd, as a proposition to the other users who put their name down. As for a good place that won't put us in a financial hole, I have to think about that one. Ask the same question to the others who live in the Montreal area. An inexpensive restaurent (A buffet like "La Stanza" in Ville Saint-Laurent) may be? I'll get back to you. By the way, where do you live? Peter Horn 02:38, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Permit me to sugest that you use the Montreal Metro Yellow Line, Depending on your age, you may still be entitled to the intermedeate pass, and if not, a $ 105 pass is still worth it. Why drive? I wiil put a sugested meetimg place on the Wikipedia:Meetup/Montreal page. Peter Horn 03:02, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
Aah, never turn down a "freebee". I put my proposal for a meeting place on Wikipedia:Meetup/Montreal Peter Horn 03:19, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
Hey, thanks for the invite! I'll come for sure!!! I'll bring Evan along too. Nikolai35 (talk) 20:22, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Blood parrot cichlids[edit]

Sorry for the late reply. I'm not a regular wikipedian anymore.

But yes, there are blood parrot cichlids!

Blood parrot cichlids - Beijing, China.jpg

--Melanochromis (talk) 02:30, 17 March 2008 (UTC)

Missing taxobox tag[edit]

Yeah, I was expecting that. That I chose article and not Talk was to make those stand out that could not be tagged normally (i.e., where "taxobox-missing=yes" did not work/apply). I did not intend this as a permanent solution, but rather so that the problem can be recognized and dealt with.

Basically, start at Category:Taxobox cleanup go through the trees, and see different taxobox implementations. It's a mess, even after I collated what I could. Arthropods are not handled like other animals, microbes require yet another way of tagging etc. Note especially where the "missing-taxobox=yes" param can be put in the Talk infobox, and where it cannot or is not.

I like the way the tagging is implemented via the Talk infobox parameter, like in Category:Plant articles needing a taxobox. It probably ought to be implemented for all taxa. Taxa which I tagged on the article and not on Talk are those which are presently problematic (i.e. those where the Talk infobox code needs to be updated).

The ultimate aim, I think, is to abolish the "missing-taxobox" templates entirely (I think there are/were 4 in total), in favor of a common Talk infobox parameter, as has already been completed for plants. It is not a template newbie users would use anyway; anyone who'd worry about missing taxoboxes presumably is able to add a parameter to the Talk infobox. Dysmorodrepanis (talk) 04:46, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

I'm all for abolishing the template too. I've asked User:Justin to implement the parameter in Viruses and Arthropods banners, as I'm no feeling confident enough in my coding capacities (which aren't much more than copy/paste) to do it myself. Are there other banners it needs to be implemented in? Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 15:04, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar for you![edit]

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HI! I believe you definitely deserve a barnstar for your two years of work upon this project! Happy Anniversary! Oh, and thanks for those priceless contributions to the Fish Quiz, which probably led many (maybe only me... :D) on long wild-goose-chases upon Google and WP... Thanks for being an invaluable editor of this very amazing site! mathwhiz29 21:41, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

Fish Quiz[edit]

I'm glad to announce that you've won Tournament VII of the Fish Quiz! This quiz saw a record amount of participation. I've archived Tournament VII and started the layout for Tournament VIII. Per the rules, the winner of the previous tournament must present the first question. bibliomaniac15 Hey you! Stop lazing around and help fix this article instead! 17:05, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Advice on Common rock densities[edit]

Hi, I'd like to know what to do when I encounter articles like Common rock densities. I can't find anything in the deletion policy saying it should be deleted, but it's orphaned, uncited, WP:listcruft, and useless as is for rock identification. Merging it into all the rock articles might be best, but since there are no references it'd be like creating it anew. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 02:28, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

It seems to fall under WP:NOT#INFO. I'd say it should be merged into the rock articles, then WP:PRODded or speedied, but if you can find a better course of action, please take it. --Wikiacc () 11:49, 14 April 2008 (UTC)
Ok, I'll find references and merge it into the rock articles when I have time. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 13:19, 14 April 2008 (UTC)


What! The famous Klu Klux Kluk. Thanks for the links. I see we share a liking for the Wanderer above the Sea of Fog. Keep in touch.Notafly (talk) 14:42, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Jan Krzysztof Kluk - translation[edit]

Hi. Maybe I put a raw translation here ( with probably many errors ) and you remove my errors and put polished version on english page. Ask me if you have any troubles . OK ? Here is translated text: He was a son of Jana Krzysztof i Marianna Elżbieta. His father was nobile man but become poor. His father was HOUSE-BUILDER, architect, mainly of churches . He was going to school in Warsaw, later in Drohiczyn, and finaly in Piarists school in Łuków. He has finished Seminary in Missionary in Holy Cross Church, Warsaw in 1763.

. If it is oK please tell me then I will do the rest. --Adam majewski (talk) 16:02, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

OK. Here is next part:

During 1763-67 he was a domestic chaplain attached to a noble household of Tomasza Ossolińskiego ( Starosta of Nur). In 1767-70 he was Proboszcz ( main parih priest) of reach parish of Winna, after that he was Proboszcz ( main parih priest) of parish of Ciechanowiec, where he was until death.

He was a man with universal interests, but first of all was known as naturalis studying mainly regions: Podlasie and Mazowsze. He had great abilities in drawing and engraving, which let him ilustrating his later works.

Prince Anna Paulina z Sapiehów Jabłonowska let him acces to the grEat library and natural science collections in her palace in Siemiatycze.

hE PUBLISHED many works which made breakthrough in contemporary Polish natural sciences and agricultural.

--Adam majewski (talk) 10:20, 27 May 2008 (UTC)--Adam majewski (talk) 18:18, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

Help in Polish[edit]

Seminary for missionaries :) Fixed.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 16:28, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:Dragon Rider.jpg)[edit]

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That was because of vandalism... Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 12:50, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Deletion review for Template:FootnotesSmall[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Template:FootnotesSmall. Since you closed the deletion discussion for this article, speedy-deleted it, or were otherwise interested in the article, you might want to participate in the deletion review. Rockfang (talk) 19:56, 26 May 2008 (UTC)


Hello! Are you interested in a serious Wikimeetup? --Creamy!Talk 01:49, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Okay, I'm thinking of early july, at a restaurant, i'm thinking maybe the Club Sandwich on St-catherine Street or La Banquise on Rachel Street. --Creamy!Talk 16:57, 4 June 2008 (UTC)


Hi, I am Belgian and I can assure you that Flemish can mean anything: the Flemish dialects (East Flemish, West Flemish, French Flemish), any Dutch dialect of Belgium (including Brabantian and Limburgish, which continue deep into the Netherlands) or just Dutch —but then just in a Belgian context. The language of northern Belgium is Dutch, just as in the Netherlands. It would be like saying that Céline Dion doesn't sing in French, but in Québecois. Addressing the Dutch spoken in Belgium as Flemish is originally a gallicism (flamand), and is actually linguistic nonsense. Regards, --Roofbird (talk) 15:10, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

No sweat. One can't be an expert in everything! --Roofbird (talk) 18:10, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Chrysiridia rhipheus[edit]

You may like to try contacting David C. Lees, User_talk:Dclees via email - he is now inactive on WP. He may be able to help as a lepidopterist who has worked in Madagascar. Best wishes for the FA. Shyamal (talk) 10:17, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Pro bug catcher: Is the request for a copy-edit still "live"? I would be happy to oblige if I can find a big enough time-slot to run through it :-) —GRM (talk) 16:43, 28 June 2008 (UTC)
OK. I'll be on it soon(ish)—GRM (talk) 14:05, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
Congratulations on FA status!—GRM (talk) 21:56, 4 July 2008 (UTC)
I've done a copy-edit, but my Mac blanks out special characters – I hope I have replaced them all. I also want to remove "larva", replacing it with "caterpillar"—GRM (talk) 20:38, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
You're welcome. I didn't do a lot, just little bits here and there (and apologies for any mess introduced by my Mac that I've missed). I'll take another look at the lead sometime, but maybe others will do so too—GRM (talk) 20:47, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
Congrats on the first lepidoptera FA! I think the "repl." may mean its a replicate : that would be replacement name. Shyamal (talk) 12:12, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

Dryadula phaetusa[edit]

Hi, you added Image:Philaethria hecale 2 Richard Bartz.jpg to this article, but the image description page lists this as Philaethria hecale. Are you sure about your identification? Thanks. howcheng {chat} 22:34, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Main page redesign[edit]

Hello, Pro bug catcher! Wikipedia:2008 main page redesign proposal was recently cleared of all design entries. You may want to re-enter your design(s), based on the details here. (You can see the old list of designs here). NOTE: A survey was conducted on what users wanted to see in the new main page, you can see the results here. NickPenguin(contribs) 02:12, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Image:Tree types of Portugal.svg[edit]

Since you changed the colours of this image, the legend is wrong. I need you fix the colours in the legend of this image in the articles Portugal#Geography and climate (English Wikipedia) and pt:Floresta portuguesa (Portuguese Wikipedia). Thanks. Licor (talk) 18:12, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

Straw poll[edit]

The Main Page Redesign proposal is currently conducting a straw poll in selecting five proposals before an RFC in which it will be against the current main page. You're input would be appreciated. ChyranandChloe (talk) 04:11, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Image:Chrysiridia Cigarette card.jpg,[edit]

Hi. Thanks for the message. If you can find more information, I'd be happy to consinder undeletion, but I doubt that the task will be easy as it may require searches in specialist printed guides (a lack of response to a single email query won't be sufficent). Your best starting point may be BAT, who might be able to help with an artist's name. Also, I think there may well be collectors' societies as these cards are quite popular. The UKPIO won't be able to help, since all they can do is to point to UK law, which we know already. Under UK law there is I am afraid no obligation for BAT or anyone else to respond within a paricular time, or indeed at all, as the Freedom of Information Act does not apply here. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 22:08, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Well, "reasonable enquiries" is not defined by statute, and would be considered by the court on a case-by-case basis. Evidence of trying to obtain the information, even if no reply is received, would certainly count. My point was that there are undoubtably specialist collectors' societies in the UK and perhaps elsewhere which may well hold details of the artists who were employed by Players at the time, or which may be able to suggest a name based on the style. It is likely, in my view, that a court will require a high level of enquiry before concluding that the image is anonymous. Have you, for example, searched for relevent printed material on card artists in the British Library catalogue? If material exists there which has not been looked at, or even looked for, it is unlikely that enough has been done. Even if you cannot get there yourself, others can. My guess is that concentrated investigations of a few weeks, both on and off line, would be the sort of level required. So it's not easy.--MichaelMaggs (talk) 00:10, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

Your view sought[edit]

As a member of WP Arthropods, you might have a view on this discussion. Thanks in advance. Heds (talk) 03:56, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

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AfD nomination of Mermaid problem[edit]

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Chrysiridia rhipheus[edit]

Hello, Pro bug catcher. I've recently translated this article into Spanish, but there's something that I can't find about the insect. Do you know how many time does it live? And I also wanted to know more about its 4 stages as a caterpillar. Sorry for my bad English, it is not my mother tongue. Please, answer me in English here. Regards, Miss Manzana (talk) 02:19, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for your answer. I wanted to know at least how long each stage lasts or which type of changes happen in each one, it is just to expand the article and because it's a personal doubt. Regards, Miss Manzana (talk) 19:33, 16 February 2011 (UTC)
Unfortunately I did not find more information than what is already in the article. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 19:44, 16 February 2011 (UTC)
It's OK, don't worry. Thank you for your help and congratulations, anyway I really consider the article as a great job. Regards, Miss Manzana (talk) 19:47, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

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When you wish to help (which is greatly welcomed) you can get briefed and ask questions on my talk page or the WikiProject insects' talk page when you're ready!! Thank you for your cooperation.Bugboy52.4 | =-= 14:23, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

As a member of Wikiproject insects you maybe want to voice your opinion this discussion on the use of vernacular or scientific names in higher ranking taxa. Bugboy52.4 ¦ =-= 12:55, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

Main page appearance: Chrysiridia rhipheus[edit]

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The underside of the Madagascan sunset moth

The Madagascan sunset moth is a day-flying moth of the Uraniidae family. It is considered to be one of the most impressive and beautiful Lepidoptera. Famous worldwide, it is featured in most coffee table books on the Lepidoptera and is much sought after by collectors. It is very colourful, though the iridescent parts of the wings do not have pigment; rather the colours originate from optical interference. The moth was considered to be a butterfly by Dru Drury, who described it in 1773 and placed it in the genus Papilio. Jacob Hübner placed it in the moth genus Chrysiridia in 1823. Later redescriptions led to junior synonyms such as Chrysiridia madagascariensis. At first the moth was thought to be from China or Bengal, but was later found to be endemic to Madagascar. It is found throughout the year in most parts of the island, with peak populations between March and August, and smallest numbers between October and December. Females lay about 80 eggs under the leaves of Omphalea spp. The caterpillars are whitish-yellow with black spots and red feet and are covered in club-ended black setae. Silk spun from the mouth helps the caterpillars hold onto smooth leaves and climb back to the plant when they fall. (more...)

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