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Hello again. If you go to Kluge REFERENCES [1] and then click on one you will find old classifications . For instance Latreille, 1829 [2] or and Stephens, 1829 [3]. There are all important examples.Notafly (talk) 08:43, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks a lot, such precious links are always wellcome --Siga (talk) 09:54, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

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Jarekt (talk) 19:40, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

Done that in August --Siga (talk) 15:52, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Vipera berus / Vipera aspis[edit]

Hi Siga,

I would like to inform you that this snake is more likely a Vipera aspis than a Vipera berus. We can differentiate the two species by the form of the snout. Moreover, basically, Vipera aspis lives in the South of France whereas Vipera berus lives in the North. Good continuation Face-smile.svg, Goodshort (talk) 09:42, 20 August 2013 (UTC) PS : on this page, you listed this lizard as Zootoca vivipara whereas it is a Lacerta agilis (but the correction has been made two years ago)

Thanks for informing me, I did the corresponding changes SigaFile:Lacerta agilis digging.JPG--Siga (talk) 15:52, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Gnorimus nobilis[edit]

Hi Siga, Thanks for adding these brilliant photographs. I am writing a small (not for profit) article for a little local magazine called Worcestershire Record ( on Gnorimus nobilis. I would very much like to use your comparative photos of the male and female ends of abdomen and metatibia in this article please. I realise that these photographs are covered under a creative commons licence, but I would very much like to cite your work properly with your name. Please get in touch (search Adam Bates Birmingham University).

Many thanks


Hello Adam, please sign the photos with Siga, Wikimedia Commons. It's a pleasure to be a help. If you don't forget, inform me here when the article is published. Siga --Siga (talk) 18:12, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Paranchus albipes photo used on[edit]

see thanks for sharing your wonderful images, Siga.


I use some of your photos[edit]

Hello Siga!

I have use some photos of Acmaeodera pilosellae in my free software educational proyect "Animalandia" (

You can see directly in the follow links and clic over "Siguiente" ("Next") several times:

If you wish (and I hope yes), you can send me (via some letters or/and a photo for your "contributor profile" in Animalandia or, if you prefer, I can adapt your profile in xeno-canto:

I want show to my students (and so everybody) that Animalandia is make for "real person", and I can tell them about "generosity", "share" and other similar words that we use very few at this time...

This is my "contributor profile" and others, for example:

In the future, I use more of your registers, I sure!

Thank you for the licence and, of course, for your splendid photos!! Regards! Fernando Lisón --Fernando.lison (talk) 06:06, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

File talk:Evolution insect mouthparts coloured derivate.png[edit]

Hallo Siga, hast du irgendwelche konkreten Nachweise für die Behauptung? Ich würde gerne eine SVG dieser Datei erstellen, womit hattest du damals diese erstellt? Gruß -- Perhelion (talk) 23:26, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Das ist eine etwas verfahrene Geschichte, jedenfalls ist das Original (Diskussion rechts, von mir aus Commons bezogen), zumindest falsch gefärbt und beschriftet, und meine Verbesserung richtig. Das Original hat als Ziel, vereinfacht die Homologie der einzelnen Mundteile darzustellen, und der Oberlippe entsprechen in (D) eben nur eine Stechborste und nicht, wie im Original, zwei Stechborsten. Wenn du graphisch entsprechende Kenntnisse hast - man müsste den Bildteil D ensprechend dieser Quelle umarbeiten/präzisieren. Im Original (in meiner Bearbeitung beibehalten) sehen die Stechborsten wie ein Hefezopf ineinandergeflochten aus, was natürlich nicht stimmt. Die Farben müssten dann entsprechend den von mir beibehaltenen + zuzüglich eine weitere Farbe für den Hypopharynx gewählt werden.
:Zusammenfassend, das Bild ist in meiner Bearbeitung korrekt, (Beleg siehe obigen Link), aber unpäzise, Schulbuchniveau. Wenn ich mich recht erinnere, müsste auch das Bild (B) präzisiert werden, da ist nicht alles, was blau gezeichnet ist, Unterlippe, sondern der Hypopharynx ist iregenwie auch noch einbezogen, aber da kenn ich mich zu wenig aus. --Siga (talk) 09:49, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

File:Coenagrion puella female.webm[edit]

hab ich mal als Motd/2014-05-30 für die Hauptseite eingetragen. --Pristurus (talk) 10:08, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Naja, so toll ist es auch wieder nicht, aber wenn sich das Objekt unvorhersagbar bewegt, ist es natürlich auch problematisch eine Serie zu schießen. Jedenfalls nochmals vielen Dank für deine Beiträge, die letztendlich dazu geführt haben, dass ich das Format .webm entdeckt habe, das ist wirklich Welten besser als .ogg --Siga (talk) 10:15, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

I am a sex therapist. Live in Mexico City Thank you very much. I will give a lecture on sexual dysfunction and your photo will serve to explain that for years used to consume this ground beetle as an aphrodisiac, but produced a lot of damage and even death. Thanks again.


Hi Siga - do you have a location for File:Emberiza citrinella bl1.jpg and File:Emberiza citrinella bl2.jpg please? Thanks! - MPF (talk) 11:45, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

Southern Germany, 78549 Spaichingen --Siga (talk) 17:58, 28 April 2015 (UTC)
Danke! - MPF (talk) 21:21, 28 April 2015 (UTC)


IM INTERESTED —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 10:33, 10 November 2015 (UTC)


Dear Siga, Protaetia metallica is a species with a very different puncturing. Here you can observe a specimens from the Ardennes:
Concerning P. speciosissima and P. aureoginosa, the latter name cannot be used. A paper was published on this topic:
Best regards --Vitalfranz (talk) 12:27, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

You can rename your image, I agree with this second ID --Vitalfranz (talk) 16:20, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

Hylobius Abietis[edit]

hey, i'm writing an article about Hylobius Abietis for my company newspaper, may I use your photo with mention of your name? ( —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 07:48, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

hallo, you can use my photos, just add as author ,,Commons, User Siga,, If your article can be read online, please give me the address. --Siga

Images Permission Request: Cliff, Atlas of Displaced Populations and Epidemic Diseases, 9780199676316, Siga[edit]

Hello Siga,

I am contacting you on behalf of Oxford University Press. I am the permissions project manager assisting them in clearing rights for content to be used in a new product.

Oxford University Press is currently producing a textbook “Atlas of Displaced Populations and Epidemic Diseases”, written by Cliff. The author would like to use your image in this new edition, if possible.

If you are not the rights holder for this image, please contact me and let me know if that is the case.

Thank you in advance for your help. I look forward to hearing from you.

Regards, Rathna

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you don't mention, which picture(s) you want to use. But nevertheless you may use any picture published by me on Wikimedia Commons
just mention User: Siga, Commons as author. --Siga (talk) 17:45, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

Images Permission Request: Cliff, Atlas of Displaced Populations and Epidemic Diseases, 9780199676316, Siga[edit]

Thanks for your reply.

The image we requested is -

Also it would be grateful if you could provide your email id so that i can send you the formal permission letter which needs your sign for our reference and record. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kumaranuc (talk • contribs) 03:02, 11 November 2016 (UTC)

I am sorry, I won't publish my e-mail nor will I sign any permission letter. The rules of the use of pictures in Wikimedia Commons are clear. The picture in question is published under Creative Commens licence You may even alter it and give it away, but only under same conditions, that is mentioning User:Siga Commons as author.--Siga (talk) 09:09, 11 November 2016 (UTC)

Unhöflicher Kommentar[edit]

Hallo Sigar, Ich habe den unhöflichen Kommentar entfernt. Bitte lies dir COM:MELLOW und COM:AGF durch. Hinsichtlich der Drehungen COM:OWN sowie COM:Rotate. Bitte kontaktiere jenen Nutzer welcher die Änderung veranlasst hat, und es gibt auch eine zurücksetzen Funktion. lg --Steinsplitter (talk) 08:31, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

Ja, habe es auch gerade gesehen und akzeptiere es natürlich. Ich ärgere mich, weil ich schon mehrmals Ärger mit dem Drehen hatte, das Problem auch auf der Diskussionsseite äußerte, aber keine Reaktion erhielt. Ich werde jetzt mal in Ruhe die von dir angegebenen Links durchlesen und mich dann nochmals melden. Gruß --Siga (talk) 08:38, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

Apoderus coryli or Deporaus betulae ?[edit]

Hello Siga, Are you sure the leaf on the picture below war rolled by Apoderus coryli. [[4]] I think it's more likely it was Deporaus betulae who was the architect. Porora betulae can also use Hassel as a host. D. Betulae rolls the leaves in cone shape. Apoderus coryli rolls are more cylindrical and more like a real cigar. Your photos in this article are typical of Apoderus coryli: [[5]].If you search the web you for Deporaus betulae + hazel you will find quite a few pictures Ar.G — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ar.g (talk • contribs) 06:36, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, I am shure I made a mistake and you are right. On Apoderus coryli there are many pictures, showing the manufacturing of the leaf-cigar, made by myself. I don't remember exactly, the series of the rolling of the leaf dates on 2010, the wrong picture is made 2009. So I guess I was deceived of the presence of Apoderus coryli in the earlier photo. I will make the necessary changes at once. --Siga (talk) 07:33, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

Diptera anatomy[edit]

I forgot Fritz Geller-Grimm at Museum Wiesbaden in Hesse He is a wikipedian as well as an expert on Asilidae. Still reading. I will send more in a few days. Good luck at the dentist. Robert aka Notafly (talk) 21:59, 28 January 2018 (UTC)

Rosalia alpina image[edit]

Dear Siga, we like to use your image in a Book about insects.

Ok, sehe grade dass Du Deutscher bist. dann mache ich in dt. weiter. Dder Alpenbock wird einseitig in einem Buch erscheinen und gerne würden wir Dich erwähnen, doch "Siga" ist vielleicht etwas wenig © Info?! Wenn Du mir Deine Adresse schickst, werde ich veranlassen dass Du, wenn schon kein Honorar dann wenigstens ein Belegexemplar bekommst.


Oliver Meckes

Per e-mail beantwortet --Siga (talk) 15:39, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Dictyoptera aurora Greece[edit]

could this be Benibotarus taygetanus instead? {{unsignedIP2|14:48, 30 June 2018|}

Hello,thanks for your comment. I am not a specialist and I never saw series of Dictyoptera aurora nor of Benibotarus taytetanus. I usually just ask in some forum and afterwards follow the answers I get. But egged on your comment, I searched with www and found here a direct comparison. After that I tended for Dictyoptera because of the veins on the elytra and the angle at the tip of elytra. Afterwards I found out here, that the criterion is, if there is a transversal connection on the pronotum or not. With that criterion you seem to be right.
But before I start the procedure to apply for renaming, I would be very glad if you could say: I know those beetles, it is Benibotarus taygetanus. Greetings, --Siga (talk) 17:11, 30 June 2018 (UTC)
After discussing the subject in a french forum, I will rename the picture. Thanks once more. --Siga (talk) 09:18, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
Done, renamed --Siga (talk) 18:06, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

Agrilus biguttatus[edit]


Your image is going to be used in a guidance document I am producing for staff at the Royal Horticultural Society to help them identify insects in the gardens. Is there any particular way you would like to be credited? M G Tuffen (talk) 11:33, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

I feel honoured. If you are expected to mention the source, just write User:Siga, Commons
No problem! M G Tuffen (talk) 13:46, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

Opatrum sp.[edit]


For me this beetle more looks like Opatrum riparium instead of O. sabulosum based on the three protrusion on the pronotum that are missing on O. sabulosum (take a look on your other pic of the species).

What do you think about that?

Sincerely, David --Hirvenkürpa (talk) 08:08, 27 March 2019 (UTC)

@Hirvenkürpa:You are absolutly right. I will ask for renaming at once and look for the correction on the pages, where the picture is used. Thanks for informing me--Siga (talk) 18:37, 27 March 2019 (UTC)
Changes made, where picture is used --Siga (talk) 17:50, 28 March 2019 (UTC)


Hello Siga Claspers of Diptera revisited see [6] Best regards Notafly (talk) 19:44, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

Hallo Notafly, In the meanwhile I forgot the whole problem, but re-reading the correspondending part of the article, I think that I dont' have to change anything. Greetings, --Siga (talk) 15:56, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

This derivate Trichocera and text is correct for me. Nice work. Best regards Notafly (talk) 18:56, 10 July 2019 (UTC) PS Carabus arcadicus Superb photos of a little known and spectacular beetle and of Carabus galicianus. I like the inclusion of a habitat photo for this species. Do you have habitat photos for other Coleoptera?

Yes, I remember, you told me already twice, to put also photos of the habitat. But usually I am so overwhelmed by the beetles, that I forget. I will try to remember. Especially for Carabus arcadicus, of which I found 6 other specimen today, it is shadow, wet

wood of Abies cephalonica. I will go there tomorrow for a photo. greetings --Siga (talk) 17:27, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

I see you did. Nice work. It is nice (and important) to know where they live. best wishes Notafly (talk) 16:51, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Monuments 2019![edit]


Λαμβάνετε αυτό το μήνυμα επειδή συμμετείχατε προηγουμένως στον ετήσιο διαγωνισμό Wiki Loves Monuments στην Ελλάδα. Θα χαρούμε να συμμετάσχετε και φέτος στο Wiki Loves Monuments και να βοηθήσετε να καταγράψετε την τοπική μας κληρονομιά για τις μελλοντικές γενιές.

Μπορείτε να βρείτε περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες στον ιστότοπο Wiki Loves Monuments 2019 Ελλάδα. Ή αν έχετε τραβήξει φωτογραφίες σε άλλες χώρες, μπορείτε να ελέγξετε τις διεθνείς επιλογές. Ο διαγωνισμός του τρέχοντος έτους διαρκεί μέχρι τις 30 Σεπτεμβρίου 2019.

Πολλές ευχαριστίες για τη βοήθειά σας για άλλη μια φορά! --Geraki TLG 04:15, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Ημουνα και φέτος στην Ελλάδα, αλλά πήρα φοτογραφίες μόνο από έντομα. Ληπάμε.--Siga (talk) 08:35, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Lebensraum von Daptus vittatus in Griechenland, Peloponnes, südlich von Patras im April[edit]

Greetings Siga Nice biotope photo.Best regards Notafly (talk) 20:17, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

Photo Triturus marmoratus[edit]

Hi! Just to let you know we have used your photo here: (article is in Catalan only so far, it's about a fungus that killed many newts and has been confined) thanks! xx

  • I don' know Catalan, but Spain and French, so I got the sense of the article. Thanks for informing me. --Siga (talk) 16:41, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

A fake beetle[edit]

Greetings Siga I think you will like this account of a chimera [7] Best regards Robert Notafly (talk) 08:12, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

What I nice story, I really enjoyed it
Best wishes, --Siga (talk) 16:14, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

Usage of your picture[edit]

Dear Siga,

we would like to use your picture from the Agrilus biguttatus from France for one of our posters.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via

Greets Anne —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 12:06, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

You are wellcome --Siga (talk) 12:31, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

Photos for education material about insects in Vienna[edit]

Hello Siga,

I found your beautiful photos! I'm writing educational material about insects for schools in Vienna. One part is about Rosalia alpina and trees in Vienna. The material will be online and free for schools on a website (run by an educational plattform or by Municipal Department 22 - Environmental Protection in Vienna.) My I use 3 of your photos for free for this material?

If this is possible, please tell me, how to write your credit. Greetings from Vienna! Daniela

Hallo Daniela, du kannst meine Fotos gern benutzen. Ich bitte dich lediglich, als Autor User: Siga, Commons zu nennen. Falls dein Lehrmaterial im Internet zugänglich sein wird, würde es mich freuen, wenn du mir die Adresse mitteilst. Grüße nach Wien, Siga

Use a picture[edit]

Hi, I'm Nacho from the Red Cambera association ( We are working on a mobile app to help early detection of the amphibian fungus Bsal. For this, we inform you that, if you agree, we will use this image under the Creative Commons license. For more information, you can contact me Thanks.

Which picture? Nevertheless, you are wellcome. Just, if you use a picture, I have taken, mention as author User: Siga, Commons --Siga (talk) 14:52, 24 February 2021 (UTC)