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Are you having problems with the site? I have used it before with no problem, but now can not preview or submit a completed ID request form.

Genus Diabrotica page 2
Under the Browse heading, if I click on Diabrotica undecimpunctata, I come to the two western subspecies, but not the ubiquitous Spotted cucumber beetle. I can't get to the Images for the most common species.
Thanks for everything.


This was a confusion which was never cleared up unfortunately
You will find all the common beetles on the base page. Don't click either subspecies but just click on images and you will see a dozen pages of images. We would have to look into it again, but our recollection is that we got conflicting descriptions of the two subspecies. One was said to be western, but the description given was the description for the eastern species. The other was said to be eastern but the description fits the images from the southwest. We tried to clarify this conflicting information repeatedly but could not get a resolution and we think people just gave up and moved on. Hopefully at some time one of the Coleoptera specialists will look into this question and clarify things. For now, we think people are just posting images to the species page and not the confusing subspecies.

I have not used the site in a long time and forgot how small of a file you need. I cropped and saved as the lowest quality JPEG twice to get it accepted.

Cropping is definitely good and lower quality is fine,
but you should also have the option in your image manipulation software to resize your image. When looking at a 2500 pixel image, for example, you should be able to click on something like Image Size and downsize the image to 1500 pixels, for example. That will significantly reduce the size of the image file you are trying to upload.
But image size would not have given you a Service unavailable message. You would simply be returned to the image upload page and receive a message in red print somewhere that the image you tried to upload was too large. Glad the system is working for you again today, but image size would not have been the service unavailable problem.

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This is the message I get:

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Yes, when I now try to submit, I get a message that your server is down.

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