Notes From Nature Talk

Name of the insect

  • darryluk by darryluk

    Don't need to worry about that bit, it's already been done by the scientists and is along the bottom of the picture. Welcome though!


  • ghewson by ghewson in response to darryluk's comment.

    I think the point is, though, that the JPG label doesn't match the handwritten label.


  • MCulpepper1 by MCulpepper1 scientist

    Hi all,

    It is not uncommon to see that a label with the species name does not match the name given on the jpeg. This is because often times names are changed over the years and so the label may reflect an older name which is no longer in use. Additionally, a specimen may have been mis-identified in the past. We keep these labels, even if they are no longer correct, because they reflect the history of that specimen, which maybe prove useful in the future.


  • nosenabook by nosenabook

    I sometimes realize that the wrong name I'm looking at is a plant name and ought to go in the "other information" field. I hope other people are sharper about this than me - I don't notice very often.