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Pageview stats[edit]

After a recent request, I added WikiProject Insects/ant task force to the list of projects to compile monthly pageview stats for. The data is the same used by but the program is different, and includes the aggregate views from all redirects to each page. The stats are at Wikipedia:WikiProject Insects/ant task force/Popular pages.

The page will be updated monthly with new data. The edits aren't marked as bot edits, so they will show up in watchlists. You can view more results, request a new project be added to the list, or request a configuration change for this project using the Tool Labs tool. If you have any comments or suggestions, please let me know. Thanks! Mr.Z-man 23:39, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

Thank you, Mr.Z-man! jonkerztalk 19:40, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

Erysichton elaborata[edit]

Could some editors with background in this kind of thing join us here? We're discussing whether or not a particular butterfly species which is the subject of an article actually exists or has been misidentified. Thanks. Gamaliel (talk) 16:40, 15 September 2015 (UTC)


Just a heads up that from this conversation [1] awhile back, I'm going through and automatically adding Insect tags to articles currently listed at Wikiproject Beetles. I originally started just going through articles listed at Wikiproject Beetles, but I found a better way to focus just an articles that were affected by the user in the previous discussion. This might potentially blow up some watchlists, so I just wanted to let people know. Kingofaces43 (talk) 03:34, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

It looks like I got all the articles re-tagged that we part of the previous conversation at least. I have a decent system set up with AutoWikiBrowser, so if in the future we want to add taskforces or delete inactive daughter projects, just let me know. Kingofaces43 (talk) 15:25, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
There are still 3042 articles with a WikiProject Beetles tag and no WikiProject Insects (go here and click the "Do it" button at the bottom to see them). Plantdrew (talk) 16:37, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, I was just going off of Mishae's contribution list, so I didn't know about that tool. I'll take up those articles too in a bit. Kingofaces43 (talk) 16:40, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
If you're happy to work on tagging stuff for WikiProject Insects, poke around a bit more with CatScan. There are a fair number of articles that have no tags whatsoever. Pick a category for an insect order, set search depth to a decent number (I usually go for 6 which is probably overkill to get from order down to species), exclude any subcategories that bring in irrelevant stuff (e.g. fictional characters). And maybe set a minimum article size of ~200 bytes to keep from getting redirects. It looks like there about 200 Hymenoptera articles that haven't been tagged (see this search) Plantdrew (talk) 17:06, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

The wrong grasshopper[edit]

Please hop over to this talk page, and quickly if you can. Thank you. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 09:09, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

FWIW, I made a side by side comparison with the pic and images of specimens from the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. (They also have articles on the species: Aiolopus strepens - [2], Dociostaurus maroccanus - [3]). They look identical to my untrained eye though. LOL.-- OBSIDIANSOUL 08:35, 25 September 2015 (UTC)
While I would not be surprised by misidentifications among featured images, I think this alternate id suggestion needs justification. Some of these can only be identified reliably by genitalic dissections, the coloration can vary widely and some of the structural features used in identification may not be visible in the image. Shyamal (talk) 09:06, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

A draft article about bees[edit]

Dear insect experts: This draft article: User:Apismell2015/sandbox will soon be deleted as stale unless someone takes an interest in it. Is this a notable topic? —Anne Delong (talk) 18:43, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

It looks like a copyvio. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 19:23, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
I love that writer of the copyvio tool is named earwig. I don't think it would be noteworthy for its own article since any information would go to the relevant species article if anything was going to be included. Kingofaces43 (talk) 19:40, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
Anna Frodesiak, thanks for finding the copyvio. I tried several phrases in Google, but maybe because of the format it didn't pick it up. It's gone now.—Anne Delong (talk) 11:11, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
Hi Anne Delong. Happy to see it end well. Smile.svg) Anna Frodesiak (talk) 12:06, 30 September 2015 (UTC)