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Ideas for Aphididae

I've been going through Aphididae and there are a lot of images that probably can't be identified due to angles or specific body parts out of focus. I've seen other guide pages with sections like "can't be identified past family" or something similar, Meloidae for example. Would it be appropriate to create a page like that in Aphididae so I (or any other editor that knows aphids well) know I've already looked at that image?

I'd also like to add information to the intro page with some general tips for pictures needed for ID and a brief explanation of why ID from pictures often isn't possible.

Two thoughts
One, if the images can't be identified past family, one question to ask is whether they add anything to the guide. If not, it may make more sense to Frass them than to stick them on a page that says they can't be identified. That's always a tough call, but someone knowledgeable in the group is certainly qualified to make it.
Two, you may want to somehow indicate that only you should be moving images to the 'can't be identified' page. It won't help you if images you haven't seen are moved to that page by someone else. Then you're stuck going through the images on that page looking for ones you haven't seen.
Whatever you decide to do, be assured we support you! - and Thank you.

 
Good point.
There are some pictures that are nice images and might give good examples of how variable aphids can be or why even a fairly nice image of an aphid can't be IDed. There are a few that I should probably frass.

Thanks for your input and your support!'

As one of those guilty of cluttering the family page...
...I think that a no taxon page for "Images that can't be identified beyond family" makes a lot of sense. And information about IDs (what's needed to obtain them and why they might not be possible) would be a welcome addition to the Info tab.

 
Not guilty
But I agree with Ken. It might also be a good idea to create such a page for the time being, as you can always move images to frass from that page later on. I'm glad the aphid section will start looking neater, so thank you for taking on this challenge! I'm also looking forward to improvements of guide pages and ID tips, since I've photographed a few aphids on Block Island but mostly ignore them since I have no idea how to identify most of them!

 
I'm glad you do!
I'd rather have a lot of aphid pictures to look through than not many :) Just trying to figure out better ways to organize.

Isn't it implicit that editors have already looked at images
in the main guide pages (and were unable at this time to move some of them further)?

 
Not usually.
A lot of editors move Aphididae to the family page "for expert attention" to see if it can be identified further, because not many people know how to identify most aphids. Which is why it might be nice to have a page that is either designated for ones that specialists have stated cannot be IDed beyond family so it isn't so much to go through, or maybe a temporary page stating certain images are awaiting expert attention. There are 70 pages (Each with about 24 images) with images identified just as family, and I've been trying to go through them and ID them further. A lot of them can be identified at least to genus, but then I forget which ones I've already looked at and knew I couldn't see the characters I need to.

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