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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, LamBoet!

-- Wikimedia Commons Welcome (talk) 10:17, 8 May 2016 (UTC)

Re: File:Boloria euphrosyne kz.jpg[edit]

Thank you, I have made a rename request. Kenraiz (talk) 16:42, 10 May 2016 (UTC)

File:Ochlodes sylvanus underside.jpg[edit]

Hello. I see you are new to Wikipedia. Welcome. Correcting mis-identified species is a really helpful activity, as we all make mistakes. However, it is always best to suggest a rename rather than just edit it yourself! You have said that my image is a large skipper, and it is early in the season, but there are no defining chequered marks on the underside and the antennae are not those of the large skipper, hence I identified it as an early small skipper. What have I missed? Charles (talk) 21:32, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

Hello @Charlesjsharp:, thank you for coming here! Your Large Skipper was a tricky one, because it indeed doesn't have the usual markings on the hindwing. What gives it away is partly the general colour, partly the wing shape: you can see that the forewing is longer and pointier than on Thymelicus species. About the antennae, this is not the right angle to see the hooked tip, but you can almost see it on the background antenna. I hope this helps. Sorry I didn't come to talk to you directly, but not many people answer when I do, and there are hundreds of such edits to make :-) --LamBoet (talk) 21:50, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

Welcome, Dear Filemover![edit]

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Jianhui67 talkcontribs 10:40, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

Sicily butterfly[edit]

Hi. I took this ages ago before I was an enthusiast so someone else identified for me and it's obviously wrong! Will change.Charles (talk)

Colias crocea vs. Colias sareptensis[edit]

Hallo, du hast bei bzw. den anderen Fotos des Exemplars statt Colias sareptensis nun Colias croceus eingetragen. Ich kann das schlecht beurteilen, aber was sind die Gründe dafür, dass es Colias croceus ist? --Speifensender (talk) 21:23, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

Hallo @Speifensender: Das kann man an der orangengelben Farbe der Oberseite und Vorderflügelunterseite erkennen: in Deutschland ist nur C. croceus so getönt, dagegen ist C. sareptensis (= C. alfacariensis) entweder hellgelb (Männchen) oder weißlich (Weibchen). Ein anderes Merkmal ist die bei C. croceus breitere Randbinde. VG.--LamBoet (talk) 21:44, 26 August 2016 (UTC)
Vielen Dank für die schnelle und fundierte Antwort. Ja, die Seiten vom Lepiforum sind eine große Hilfe! Ich habe gesehen, du bist "Dateiverschieber". Wäre es möglich, die Dateien umzubenennen? Ich kann es aber auch selbst beantragen. --Speifensender (talk) 07:28, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
@Speifensender: Ja, natürlich. Wäre "Colias-crocea-20130811-*.jpg" OK ?--LamBoet (talk) 09:58, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
Ja, ist OK. Vielen Dank! --Speifensender (talk) 19:55, 27 August 2016 (UTC)


About Category:Hesperiidae, I have no preferences about taxonomy.
But I like to provide sources.
Do you have a website or a book reference to enforce Category:Papilionoidea ?
Best regards Liné1 (talk) 19:28, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

Hi @Liné1:, you can quote the online database Fauna europaea (at this page). This change of superfamily is quite recent, it was proposed in this paper and hasn't been propagated to many databases yet, so I suppose it doesn't hurt to assign Category:Hesperiidae to both Category:Papilionoidea and Category:Hesperioidea for the moment.--LamBoet (talk) 19:46, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the sources. I have added them (I did not know how to call the publication, its full name beeing too long).
As you say, we can perfectly add both categories.
I created {{Taxoconflict}} exactly for that kind of cases.
We will come back in a few year and it will change again.
Cheers Liné1 (talk) 20:06, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
Looks good, thank you :)--LamBoet (talk) 20:11, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

re File:Philaethria dido - Bristol 1.jpg[edit]

Hi LamBoet,

Well I'm not sure if is dido, but ammong them/the genus, this sp. is the most common in captivity. At least according to some internet pages. Regards. DenesFeri (talk) 08:40, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

Hi @DenesFeri: I see, but please don't put any species name if you are not sure. It is much better to just have a solid genus-level identification, rather than an uncertain species-level one. So, here I would recommend to stay with 'Philaethria sp.' Best regards. --LamBoet (talk) 09:11, 11 October 2016 (UTC)
Ok. I will do that. Than can you renameit to the previous name? DenesFeri (talk) 10:00, 11 October 2016 (UTC)
Sure, I just did it, thanks.--LamBoet (talk) 10:24, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

Thanks also. DenesFeri (talk) 10:29, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

File:Polyommatus admetus 1 Esper, 1783.jpg[edit]

Hello. Thanks for noticing my mistake. I have changed the body of text, but I have problem in renaming the file. I just font know how to do it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Medeniacus (talk • contribs) 16:10, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

Sage skipper[edit]

Many thanks again. I'll keep misidentifying a few to keep you on your toes!! Charles (talk) 10:47, 27 December 2016 (UTC)


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Je te remercie pour toutes tes interventions (ici comme ailleurs en wf) qui rattrape les dérapages de mes interventions souvent emballées... --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 06:07, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

Pas de problème, merci à toi pour ces excellentes photos et articles :-) --LamBoet (talk) 20:54, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
Figyelmeztetésedet és tanácsaidat köszönöm! KeFe * Talk 14:12, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

Unusual animals in Montegrotto Terme category[edit]

Hi, today I uploaded a number of new images of Montegrotto Terme and I read your alert on File:Butterfly Close-up (478889237).jpg. I am sufficiently sure that all those images of exotic animals and tropical butterflies have been taken in the "Butterfly Arc" (or Casa delle Farfalle e Bosco delle Fate) I've been to at least a couple of times. ;-)--Threecharlie (talk) 13:57, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

Hi @Threecharlie: thank you for confirming this :-), I have just updated the description accordingly. The reason I had put this sentence is that this image had wrongfully ended up in subcategories of "Lepidoptera of Italy", which had me confused. --LamBoet (talk) 20:09, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
I think it's a linguistic problem; in Italian we say in Italia (in Italy) for something that is in the national territory in this moment but it may not have its origin in Italy. For example, we were forced to add a disclaimer to warn those who do the dirty work that exist Italian cultural heritage hosted museums that are not in the territory of origin, trivially a painting of the Renaissance collection in a US museum is a painting in the United States but from Italy (see Category:Art in Naples). In the past there have been misunderstandings for categorization with in, from and of, and there are those who insist on imposing of categories instead in cat. If I photograph a macaw parrot in Italy, because some specimens bred in captivity they fled forming a colony, parrot is in Italy although it is not native of Italy. ;-).--Threecharlie (talk) 20:27, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
Yes, I am well aware of this, but in this case the user who categorized the picture is not the uploader, so he may have just followed the GPS coordinates thinking it was an indigenous insect. Anyway - not important as long as things are clear now :-) --LamBoet (talk) 20:32, 26 March 2017 (UTC)


Hello my friend. If this is tumbleweed flowering due to the wet desert winter, OK. If not, what is it? Thanks Pocketthis (talk) 21:59, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Hi @Pocketthis: sorry but I can't help you here, I don't know anything about tumbleweeds... :-) --LamBoet (talk) 09:31, 30 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Thanks...I don't know what made me think you were also a plant expert. Sorry to bother you. I'll track down a weed lover and get this figured out. :-) Pocketthis (talk) 02:09, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Categorization barnstar[edit]

Category Barnstar Hires.png The Category Barnstar
Identifying particular species in an image can take a lot of research or subject-specific expertise. When an image is only as valuable as it is findable, identification and categorization are particularly valuable contributions. Thanks. — Rhododendrites talk |  15:21, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

Re: this and others. — Rhododendrites talk |  15:21, 17 May 2017 (UTC)


Thank You for informing me of this. I have changed the categories and asked for a re-naming of the file. Kolforn (talk) 15:30, 31 May 2017 (UTC)


For the identification and correcting Vanessa cardui - Israel.jpg Eitan f (talk) 08:18, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

Fausse mégère[edit]

Bonjour. Merci pour votre identification. J'ai corrigé la page, la catégorie, et demandé le renommage du fichier.--MirandaAdramin (talk) 06:02, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

Merci pour ces nouvelles identifications. J'ai corrigé les pages pour File:Moiré Sylvicole Portrait.jpg et File:Moiré Sylvicole Profil.jpg et demandé à les renommer. J'ai également corrigé les catégories et la description pour File:Tortue Sol.jpg / File:Tortue Close Up.jpg. J'en ai profité pour uploader une photo de la face ventrale (File:Tortue Ventrale.jpg). J'aurais une question : sans voir cette face ventrale, effectivement très différente, comment les distinguez-vous ? Et pourquoi les deux papillons n'appartiennent pas à la même famille ? Décidément, ce monde des petites bêtes est bien compliqué ! ;-) --MirandaAdramin (talk) 05:07, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
Bonjour @MirandaAdramin: entre autres petites différences, la Grande tortue a une tache noire de plus à chaque aile antérieure, et la Petite tortue a le fond d'un rouge plus vif, plus uniforme. Les deux papillons appartiennent à la même famille : celle des Nymphalidae. Ou peut-être vouliez-vous dire : pourquoi n'appartiennent-ils pas au même genre ? --LamBoet (talk) 05:50, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
Bonjour @LamBoet:. Merci pour ces explications. Effectivement, je pensais au genre, différent, qui fait donc partie de la même famille. N'étant pas biologiste pour deux sous, mes tentatives d'identification se font en confrontant laborieusement plusieurs clichés... À ce propos, j'en ai un qui m'a occupée longuement hier : File:Géomètre.jpg. J'ai supposé qu'il s'agissait d'un géomètre (famille) et l'ai rangé dans le genre des Larentiinae non identifiés... Ai-je bon ? Merci. --MirandaAdramin (talk) 09:53, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
@MirandaAdramin: c'est vrai que les genres Nymphalis et Aglais se ressemblent, et ils sont étroitement apparentés (voir les articles wikipédia en lien). Confronter laborieusement des clichés est souvent une bonne méthode d'apprentissage ;-) et des sites comme celui-ci (espèces françaises) ou celui-là (espèces européennes) peuvent vous y aider. Et ce forum est probablement le meilleur endroit pour demander de l'aide.
Votre géomètre est abîmé mais identifiable ; il ne fait pas partie des Larentiinae mais des Ennominae (qui sont des sous-familles, pas des genres). Je vous suggère de chercher la bonne espèce par ici.--LamBoet (talk) 16:27, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
Merci pour ces infos. Une bonne chose, je cherchais déjà sur le bon site ! --MirandaAdramin (talk) 19:15, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

Maniola jurtna (männlich)[edit]

Vielen Dank für die Bestimmung!--Rosa-Maria Rinkl (talk) 17:28, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

Unidentified species[edit]

What makes you think, you know better? You don't. Visaswises (talk) 23:59, 3 July 2017 (UTC)


Trophy.png Vielen Dank...
...für deine Bestimmungen bei den Faltern! C.Löser (talk) 18:41, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

Species identification[edit]

Hi. As you know, I have taken many pictures of rare butterflies in the Balkans and you have challenged many identifications. I am sure many of the errors will be mine, but I have to write to my guide asking for his confirmations. I have already given you his proseffional qualifications, but he will wnat to know yours. Can you let me have details of your own experience in the field, and professional expertise in the field of Balkan butterflies, particularly the rare species (ringlets and graylings) that we need to discuss. Many thanks. Charles (talk) 10:09, 25 August 2017 (UTC)

Hi Charles, thanks for coming here! No, I will not give you “professional qualifications”, first because I am not a professional, and second because I don't want to encourage your misconception that identification should primarily be delivered by some authority. I have found this to be a classic way of accumulating mistakes. Lepidoptera identification is instead something that anyone can learn through patient observation and comparison (literature, web iconography, and web forums have become very powerfool tools for this).
In this spirit, I am quite surprised that you haven't seemed to try to make your own opinion about my corrections. This would be much more interesting and rewarding for you than a game of arguments from authority. I took the time to give ID criteria to guide you, and I am happy to help more.
Coming back to your original question, I do have a lot of experience, but I don't think my recent corrections are particularly controversial, or even Balkan-specific. Don't worry, if your correspondent is an identification expert, he will agree with them, as would any experienced European lepidopterist, and as will you probably when you take a closer look :-) Have a nice day. --LamBoet (talk) 08:27, 26 August 2017 (UTC)
You may be right on most, if not all, your opinions, but there is no point me second-guessing id when I will be getting coeections/validation in due course. I normally due my own identification and validation and so this was a new experience for me, having an expert in the field. Nothing wrong with you being an amateur, but I wanted to check. Thanks. Charles (talk) 12:43, 26 August 2017 (UTC)

Re: File:Pararge aegeria - Galicia - 04.jpg[edit]

Hi. Thanks for the correction. I uploaded similar photos:

File:Pararge aegeria - Galicia - 01.jpg
File:Pararge aegeria - Galicia - 02.jpg
File:Pararge aegeria - Galicia - 03.jpg
File:Pararge aegeria - Galicia - 05.jpg

Are the also Maniola jurtina? Regards. --Xosema (talk) 21:41, 29 August 2017 (UTC)

Nb. 3 and 5 are Maniola jurtina, nb. 1 and 2 are Pararge aegeria.--LamBoet (talk) 21:47, 29 August 2017 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

Cute grey kitten.jpg

Hi LamBoet!

First of all, thank you for add two useful categories to Vanessa atalanta sipping a flower in garden of Montreal.webm. Then, I want to let you know that I am going to keep you in mind to when I have some photograph of a lepidoptera.

Do you know about plants species and another insects too? I will be very happy to know it because it could be very useful for future photo uploads that I will make. I am going to mention to Santamarcanda because I know that she will be happy to meet you!

Thank you again!

Regards, Ivanhercaz (talk) 21:45, 30 August 2017 (UTC)

@Ivanhercaz: Thanks :-) Unfortunately I am probably not able to help with plants or other insects. Best regards --LamBoet (talk) 23:50, 30 August 2017 (UTC)


For letting me know the species of the butterfly and correcting me. --Saisumanth Javvaji (talk) 14:50, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

Well, to be clear, I did not identify a particular species. But I agree that Euploea core looks right. --LamBoet (talk) 00:42, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

Butterflies of Romania[edit]

Hi LamBoet and thank you for your help. --Babu (talk) 18:28, 27 January 2018 (UTC)

File:Geometrinae - Transylvania 1.jpg[edit]


Coluld this File:Geometrinae - Transylvania 1.jpg be Hemistola chrysoprasaria? Look an example; File:Hemistola chrysoprasaria01.jpg. Regards. DenesFeri (talk) 10:41, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

Hi @DenesFeri:, I don't think so, the shapes of white lines are different, in particular on the forewing. I think your moth is a Chlorissa: either C. viridata or C. cloraria, but these two species are very similar and can probably not be distinguished from a picture. --LamBoet (talk) 16:37, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
OK; thanks anyway. DenesFeri (talk) 08:36, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
Hi it's me again,
According to the descriptions and flight period, I believe that this animal is rather C. viridata. Your opinion? Regards. DenesFeri (talk) 10:24, 1 February 2018 (UTC)
Hi @DenesFeri:, I am really not convinced. Looking at these 2 pages [viridata / cloraria] I can't find any solid differences in wing pattern between the two species (even the suggested white/red coastal line criterion doesn't seem to hold). Regarding the flight period, both pages have pictures near July 26.--LamBoet (talk) 16:55, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

OK. Than this one remain unknown species. DenesFeri (talk) 10:25, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Move along, I am just a branch.jpg[edit]

Good day, sir!

I am new to this whole Wikimedia commons part (and only took part of it, because of the science photo competition), so I may have misunderstood your reasons behind adding Category: Unidentified caterpillars, but it is a picture of Ematurga atomaria (Linnaeus, 1758).

--DonaldMcPart (talk) 10:37, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi @DonaldMcPart:, thanks for asking; it looks like at that time I didn't notice the description text and put the picture in that category to permit later identification. But since you are sure of its identity, I have now categorized the picture in Category:Ematurga atomaria and Category:Geometridae (caterpillar) :-)
May I suggest that you also indicate the geographical origin of the picture? --LamBoet (talk) 05:51, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
I saw you on my watchlist doing high-precision work with categories of butterfly photos. Thanks for the good work. Pine 05:03, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

this is not sex?[edit]

i think the ritual could be considered like sex

Hi @Assianir: yes, it is, but such a category only has to be added to the picture, not to the species category, which could contain other pictures. --LamBoet (talk) 15:23, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
ahh, now i understand. thanks Assianir (talk) 08:06, 20 March 2018 (UTC)