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Archiv Januar 2010- Dezember 2012

Cleaned picture[edit]

No. I have been waiting but nothing arrived.We have some problems with our firewall and antispam systems at the museum, especially with pictures and foreign addresses. Can you either send it to or upload it yourself ?. Would you like a lot of free entomological literature on DVD? Mostly technical but some popular works? I can send a list.Best wishes at Christmas and for the New Year Robert aka Notafly (talk) 15:52, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

Done (e-mail), yesterday in the evening --Siga (talk) 15:28, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Still a problem[edit]

I have no idea why but that did not work either.It is a mystery. You could try (I will not be able to access this until Monday) or better simply write over my pic as a new version upload.Very best regards and Best wishes for the New Year. Robert Notafly (talk) 11:44, 31 December 2009 (UTC)

Mail sent just this moment. --Siga (talk) 18:00, 1 January 2010 (UTC)

Location problem[edit]

Re: your photograph of the nice little sparrow; File:Passer montanus bl.jpg. I would like to add to the image description where it was photographed to help to identify its subspecies. Snowmanradio (talk) 11:30, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

Done --Siga (talk) 19:02, 6 January 2010 (UTC)



I would like to use a few of your photo's for educational reasons in a small, non-commercial publication about insects in buildings. Can I do that while I mention your name?

Andries Deknopper

No problem, feel easy, my name is Siga --Siga (talk) 11:09, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Photo Biodiversity[edit]

Hello Siga,

My name is Rita.

I work in CÂmara Municipal de Lisboa, that is a Public Organism in Lisbon Portugal.

In my Job we are working on a brochure/roadbook of Biodiversity of Lisbon and we like very much your photo.

This roadbook is to free distribution.

Can we use one of your photo of Charaxes jasius. We refer you name just like we do with thw other photographers. Siga it´s your real name?

Please respond to:

Thank you.

Rita Neves

Hallo Rita,
I am not interested to publish my e-mail, therefore I am answering here. Feel free to use my photos. As autor refer as Siga, Wikipedia
Good luck,--Siga (talk) 06:46, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

Thank You very Much - sylvia atricapilla[edit]

Hello again, Thank you very much.

I would also like to inform you that we are also interested in using their image of Sylvia atricapilla bl

Can we use for free in the same conditions for the Biodiversity Route?

Thank you for your attention.

Yours sincerely

Hello Rita
Feel free in that case too. In the meanwhile I think it would be better to refer my name by "Siga, Wikimedia Commons", because each country has its own Wikipedia, but there is only one Wikimedia Commons. Good luck, its so important to wake up our feelings to nature. --Siga (talk) 18:29, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

Thank you very much

Wrong determination - BubikolRamios[edit]

think possibly badly determined, i think it is Anastrangalia sanguinolenta


put Anastrangalia sanguinolenta into search field

I myself also thought first, that it is Anastrangalia sanguinolenta. But I doubted because of the black stripe at the side. So I sent the picture to a forum of specialists and they told me, that it is A. dubia.
You can see here several pictures of both species and recognize the variability. Its only a little bit complicated. First right side, up, look for Chrysomeloidea and click on Cerambycidae. Then a search field will apear where you can write Anastrangalia. Then click on the the different files, and the pictures will apear in the middle. This is a gallery wich is strongly controlled by specialists. Nobody can put pictures in, which are not controlled by specialists. I think it is a very good and severe gallery. --Siga (talk) 19:15, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for comment. I'm building this nature photo galery:, where you will find also some of your images. Don't misslok search button. Hope you will find it useful.

Hovering Morpho[edit]

I see our last contact was in December.I am very sorry about that.This has been a problem year.My colleague left the museum to take up a post in Dublin and I retired in August.So there was a lot to do.I checked my e-mail Nothing from you so there is a problem perhaps .Try again today or tomorrow.Note I do not have access to the nmni (museum)e-mail system.Talk to you soon.Very best regards from Ireland Robert aka Notafly (talk) 12:51, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

Nothing yet.I will look again in one hour.Notafly (talk) 20:34, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

Still no e-mail.Notafly (talk) 21:18, 3 September 2010 (UTC)


You are absolutely correct As in this picture by Giancarlo Dessi[1].Will you try this address for the Morpho pic. Very best regards Notafly (talk) 22:00, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Done (the morpho) at 27.February half past eigth --Siga (talk) 07:29, 27 February 2011 (UTC)


Hi Siga, my draws was based on similar pictures found in some Italian textbooks about agricultural entomology, that are not rigorous about taxonomy and phylogeny. Descriptions of Siphonaptera mouthparts are too simplified, but those of Tripids are more accurated, but I do not rembember now. I cannot verify now these pictures because my books are stored within boxes (I'm moving house) but they were representetive schemas, not pictures derived from microscope views. Also, I'm not expert about tripids and fleats because I'm interest especially about flies and hemiptera. So, I think it's possible that there are some inaccuracies but I cannot resolve your doubts in this moment. Please wait a few months or (if you want) modify the drawings according your references. Greetings --gian_d (talk) 08:12, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

PS: your purpose about homologies is very interesting! --gian_d (talk) 08:16, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

>the derivates of flees, thripses and Anoplura are ready, but will rest on my PC untill the open questions are solved - no problem for me to wait

Pictures and text contents must be improved! I said that I'm not expert about these orders, so, replace my picture if you have another improved versions: they are surely more trusted than mine.

>It's really great, sincere congratulations.

Thanks! :)

>As for me, I am mainly interested in evolution of insects, I wrote the article of insect wings in German Wikipedia de:Flügel (Insekt) also under that point of view

Very interesting. I'll write an article about the wing of flies when I finish all Diptera families. I don't speak German, but I have a copy of the Hennig's great work about the wings of flies and the manuals of Nearctic and Palaeartic diptera, Wing venation and the hypothesis on its evolution is too important within the Diptera. Unfortunately the evolution is a topic that I am working on just recently and I still have much to learn

>I suppose that many articles (not only in Wikipedia) overlook the fact, that the biting mouthparts of today are also result of evolution and n o t starting point for the different types of sucking mouthparts.

Not in :D I wrote L'apparato boccale masticatore è il tipo più primitivo e quello maggiormente rappresentato nella classe degli Insetti (the chewing mouthparts are the most primitive kind and the most represented among the insects). I think that most (or all?) entomologists are agree with the concept that there is only a type of ancestral mouthparts. So, I think your versions with the colored homologues parts are useful from this point of view. Greetings --gian_d (talk) 20:42, 2 March 2011 (UTC)
I'm afraid, I don't understand German! But I see that the pictures of the article are very good --gian_d (talk) 13:08, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

Foto Elaphrus riparius[edit]

Guten Tag Siga Ich arbeite für eine kleine Umweltschutzorganisation in der Schweiz. Für ein Lehrmittel zum Thema Auen, welches ein kleiner Verlag für die 4.-6. Klassen der deutschsprachigen Schweiz veröffentlichen wird, benötigen wir noch ein gutes Bild eines Elaphrus riparius. Dürfen wir Ihr Bild aus der Wikipedia verwenden? Oder haben Sie sogar ein Bild mit Naturhintergrund? Wen sollen wir als Fotografen angeben? Vielen Dank für Ihre Antwort. Beste Grüsse, A.B. (5. Mai 2011)

Hallo A.B Das Bild kann verwendet (und bearbeitet) werden. Fotograf Siga (Commons), Naturfoto habe ich (leider noch) keines, Gruß Siga


Hi Siga,

I found your animation File:Motion_of_Insectwing.gif very interesting. I would like to ask about the software you used in this animation. Regards... --Nevit Dilmen (talk) 17:54, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

I used GIMP (free software) with different layers for every picture --Siga (talk) 06:51, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Siga!

Tip: Add categories to your images

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

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A barnstar for you![edit]

Photographer Barnstar.png The Photographer's Barnstar
Thanks for uploading File:Gnorimus_nobilis_side.jpg! It is so professional I have added it onto it's own Wikipedia page, replacing the simple, boring drawing that was already there first. Keep up with the brilliant work! TrebleSeven (talk) 14:56, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

Made you a credit template[edit]

Hi Siga. I just made you your own credit template, and I've added it onto one of your images (Gnorimus_nobilis_side.jpg). You can try and do the rest if you want to. This simply tells anyone that if they want to use on of your images, they should mention you as the author, and tell you if they are going to use it. If this causes any trouble for you, feel free to put it up for deletion. But in the mean time, I think it is quite a good idea. User:Llorenzi is a notable user who has this template. TrebleSeven (talk) 15:01, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

thanks, works nice. I think I will put it at some photos, I am proud of. --Siga (talk) 17:49, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

Use of Picture of Sinodendron cylindricum[edit]

Dear Siga, I'm writing a homework for my Bachelors degree at the University of Göttingen, about the occurrence of insects in beech forests. During the project, I've found a S. cylindricum and wanted to use a picture of it in my homework. May I use yours?

I hope to hear from you!



No problem at all, just mention "Siga, Wikimedia Commons" as author. If you don't want to do so, it's o.k. too --Siga (talk) 18:49, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Capinera Encyclopedia etc[edit]

Memory stick Posted today.Long delay! Notafly (talk) 13:36, 18 June 2012 (UTC)


Enjoy the weather.It is cold and wet in Ireland.I will be in Greece in August.Talk to you in September.Notafly (talk) 20:45, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

It is my pleasure.If there are any problems let me know.I am looking forward to the Hungary photos. Best regards Notafly (talk) 17:27, 20 July 2012 (UTC)

Ricoh CX5[edit]

Gutentag Siga Was this excellent photo (one of many recent) [2] taken with the CX5? I think my Caplio is rather old and frail. Best regards Robert Notafly (talk) 19:01, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

Thankyou.The Pentax is serving you well.Very well! In my experience inverse lenses work as well as macro lenses.The CX5 is a fine camera. For interest here is a Ricoh R photo [3] as you will see the identification was in Hamburg (via USA).Best regards Robert Notafly (talk) 19:12, 24 July 2012 (UTC) P.S. I would like to see photos of habitats (Hungary/Austria) accompanying the insect photos.Not so many people do this.


H Siga Thought this might be useful [4] Best regards Robert aka Notafly (talk) 11:27, 26 September 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Changing username/Usurpations[edit]

I requested Usurpation of User:Siga under my old English username User:SigaE at [5] in oder to unify global login. --Siga (talk) 17:16, 26 September 2012 (UTC)

Account in frwiki[edit]

I, Siga, would like utilisateur:Siga in will be attached to my global accounts --Siga (talk) 09:23, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

Help with identification of one specimen[edit]

Hi, I see you had uploaded much pictures of coleopterans, and suppose that you could help me with identification of one interesting specimen of Chrysomela genus - look. It is very similar (or it even may be, but I`m not sure) to Chrysomela populi, But this specimen has interesting characteristics: 4 little black spots(!) - two on (elytron) shoulders and two on elytron raphe (or suture). I know only specimens without any spots in there, just two black spots on apical angles of elytrons, that it has too. I found it in Latvia country in Riga town at the border of Imanta and Dzirciema streets. May be you have some ideas or keybooks of coleopterans and could help me with identification. Afro-Braz-Ilian talk 18:30, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

I agree with your guess. You have here the distribution of the guy and here a key for all european species, with poluli on #5. Colour aberrations are common in beetles, and the black spots you mention are not really spots. The wing cases are slightly transparent and you see dark parts from below the wing cases shining through. Your Saperda carcharias is quite a good photo, congratulations --Siga (talk) 14:47, 14 November 2012 (UTC)
Yes, but how accurately these spots are placed and have punctually shaped! I know about the aberration in beetles, simple examples are Harmonia axiridis, Aromia moschata, but I don`t even though that C. populi has aberrational specimens. Alright it mean that specimen is Chrysomela populi, I`ll move name. / You know I make these two pictures, C. populi and Saperda charcarias, on the one day together, finding them on the one plant. Thank you! Afro-Braz-Ilian talk 17:21, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

Berberomeloe majalis photo[edit]

Dear Siga! My name is Patricia and I'm a doctor in Portugal. I'm writing an article reporting the case of a young male that ingested a Berberomeloe majalis and suffered from acute kidney injury (cantharidin poisoning), to be published in Clinical Kidney Journal. I found a picture of this beetle in wikimedia commons (from 1st May 2011). I 'd like to ask you if I can use it in my article. If yes, what are the conditions? Do you have any License of use? Thank you very much. Patrícia Cotovio (

There are several pictures of that beetle here. All pictures there can be used with the conditions, mentioned on the wiki with the picture. Feel free to use the pictures of me with only condition to mention <<user:Siga, Commons>> as author. If your article is ready, I would be grateful to know where it was published. There is an article of Berberomeloe majalis in German Wikipedia and I would add a note of the content of your article there. If you don't like that, I will not. Greetings --Siga (talk) 16:55, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

Thank you very much, Siga! The article isn't published yet. I've submitted to Clinical Kidney Journal and I hope it will be accepted!

Joyeux Noel[edit]

Selig sind die Friedfertigen.jpg

Notafly (talk) 21:57, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

German article Koleopterologie[edit]

Congratulations on making this a great article.Have you seen this [6]? Notice especially the photos from the Humboldt Museum (Naturkundemuseum, Berlin) (the case showing the microscope and other tools - I thought this was excellent) Why not make a Beetle Collections Methodology Gallery sometime. Best regards Robert aka Notafly (talk) 20:48, 24 January 2013 (UTC) PS. I still use this [7] - purchased in Invalidenstrasse in the 1960s. It is a tiny microscope and the quality is superb.

Gutentag Siga Excellent. I may start work on Lepidopterology. Thanks for the link. Here is a link to a free online manual from USDA Collecting and Preserving Insects and Mites: Tools and Techniques Talk to you soon Robert aka Notafly (talk) 15:33, 26 January 2013 (UTC)