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Comma - Polygonia comma

Comma - Polygonia comma
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
June 24, 2009
This is where you can request use for my pictures here on BugGuide.

permission to use photograph

I would like to kindly ask if you would be giving permission to use amazing Photo#1713841 (E. atala) for a cover submission for a scientific journal. I am looking for a great photo in relation with a soon-to-be-published scientific study on color vision in E. atala. The journal may or may not chose it of course, but if chosen, your photograph will be front page, credited ('Photograph courtesy of'). FI, the journal also asks to grant them a license to publish and reproduce the photo. I think it would be pretty cool to have a front page with such a beautiful creature, so let me know.

Many thanks!
Marjorie (happy to discuss more @

I replied to this via email

Photo permission

I would like permission to use a high resolution version of this photo of yours:


Spined micrathena
I’d like to use your photo of the spined micrathena on my Instagram. I’ve taken a few photos of the one I just discovered in my yard, but I can’t get her to give me a good view of her abdomen from above, as she’s always upside down against a shrub in her web. I’m going to post my photos and yours at the end so people can see the shot I can’t seem to get. Thank you for your posts!

Permission to use carabid picture
Dear Roar,
I am Matt O'Neal, a professor at Iowa State University. I would like to use your excellent picture of a Pterostichus ( in a webinar this week. The webinar is about the use of prairie strips for conserving beneficial insects, like this carabid. It is part of a non-profits' (Liberty Prairie Foundation) summer lecture series (

Hope you are doing well. Your pictures are great.

Hello, thank you for taking such great pictures. We are making a conservation bulletin about butterflies. Would you kindly allow permission to use your zebra longwing? Thank you, Laurie Schneider, University of Minnesota

permission for pandora sphinx image
Hi, I would like to ask permission to use your pandorus sphinx larva picture, I am an extension entomologist and am writing and illustrating a fact sheet about caterpillars on ornamental plants. I would love to be able to use this image in it. If yes, please let me know how to credit it.

Thank you for your consideration!

Jeff Hahn
University of Minnesota Extension

permission for photo
I am currently working on a paper addressing ground beetle response to the removal of coarse woody debris from forests, and would like to use the following photo if possible, which I traced back to you:

We would thank you in the acknowledgements. Please reply here, or email me at

Thank you

Kevin Hinson

Permission for air potato beetle pics
Good afternoon, I would like to request permission to use your fantastic images of Lilioceris cheni. We are preparing a free brochure for the homeowners about this biological control agent of air potato. This will be an extension-type publication from the LSU AgCenter and the Southern University AgCenter.
Images kindly requested are:
Rodrigo Diaz, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Entomology
Louisiana State University
404 Life Sciences Bldg.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803


My name I am a PhD student at the University of Georgia and I'm putting together an eOrganic article about ground beetles where I inform growers about some of the more common genera. I was hoping to use one of your images to represent Amara.

The picture in question is Photo#906986

This would be of great help to me!


I'm a grad student at the University of Georgia and I'm trying to make a flyer for at a citizen science conservation project. I'm targeting two species you have excellent photographs for: Megalodacne heroes and M. fasciata. I was wondering if I could have your permission to use these photos (links below) in my flyer.

Thank you, Clayton


Hello, I'm requesting permission to use one of your images in a presentation I'm preparing for the annual meeting of the entomological society of America in Vancouver this coming week. The image is of Sphenophorus apicalis:


Doug Richmond

Photo license
Hello John,

I am a graduate student at Cornell University in the department of Plant Biology. I am preparing a manuscript involving Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) pollination and it turns out that the Nitidulid beetles Glischrochilus fasciatus and Glischrochlius quadrisignatus are frequent visitors to Pawpaw flowers in Ithaca, NY. I would like to make a pollinator/visitor network diagram and was wondering if I might be able to use two images of yours in the diagram with credit to you?

Kyle R. Martin


Photo permission
Hello roar,
I will be presenting a poster on my research project involving ground beetles and urbanization soon and I would like to request your permission to use a photo of yours taken of Chlaenius tricolor. Specifically the photo below:

If possible I would also like to use one of your photos of Scarites vicinus


sure, to both!

fiery searcher beetle image
Hello, I'm presenting to a conference tomorrow and would like to include the image of the fiery searcher beetle. My presentation is about a Save the Caterpillars campaign I'm working on. Thank you!

Ceutorhynchus obstrictus
I would to obtain permission for the image of a Ceutorhynchus obstrictus to integrate the image on a presentation on Climate Change.

Hello Roar, I would like t
Hello Roar,

I would like to use your image of the Golden Tortoise Beetle:

I'm using this for an educational powerpoint to get children into insects.


Green Stonefly
I would like to include photo of this insect in my book - Salmoner- The insect is prevalent in June on the rivers of Gaspe Quebec. Your Photo is the best I have found. Seek your permission to use this photo. If you include your address I would be pleased to mail you the salmon fly I created. Green Lacewing Stone Fly.

your picture 949611of Cosmobaris scolopacea
Hi - I'm preparing a field-guide for identification of the invertebrates of St Helena in the South Atlantic for the St Helena National Trust and need to illustrate Cosmobaris sclopacea which is established on some of the indigenous plants there. Any chance of using this picture? We've no budget and so can't offer payment, I'm afraid, but we'd obviously acknowledge you as source of the picture however you like.
Kind regards

sure, go ahead
sorry for the late reply, just going through all my notifications

Photo #797321
May I use photo #797321 for an online training course for PMPs regarding turfgrass pests?


Use of image Photo#778707
Hi 'roar'
I am working on an illustrated field guide to Arizona Beetles, my photos, Art Evans' text. This species has been recorded for AZ, but I have not found it yet. Still, it would be nice to include it. Would you allow me to use it? And if so, how would I reference it?

best regards
Margarethe Brummermann

you can either reference the pic here or reference it from, doesn't matter to me

Thanks for letting me know

I meant how do we put your name on it?
Just your pseudonym? Thank you very much for the permission to use it!

yeah thats fine
no problem, theres no point in being stingy with my pics if theyre gonna benefit science in any way

Use of image #680063 would like to use image # 680063 one-spotted stink bug on our webpage of BMSB look-alikes. May we have your permission?

Thank you,


sure, go ahead
Thanks for checking

hello! May I please use a ro
hello! May I please use a rove beetle photo for an extension talk?

go ahead
sorry for the late notice, just saw this

Request to use photo # 680063
Hi roar, I'm presenting a poster on stink bugs at the Entomological Society of America meeting this month, and would like to use your photo of Euschistus variolarius (# 680063). I would acknowledge you as the photographer and the photo would not be used in any other way. Please let me know if this is ok with you, and if so, how you prefer to be cited.


Wally Rich
Department of Entomology
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN 55108

Thanks for letting me know.

firefly images
I am putting together a firefly talk for small group of folks at a nature preserve in northwestern Wisconsin and I was hoping I might be able to use a couple images you posted to Bugguide in my Powerpoint presentation. You would be acknowledged as the photographer and no other distribution of any images would be made.

Please let me know – you have some very nice images and I’d certainly prefer to show my audience the best I can find.


Dr. Daniel K. Young

Professor of Entomology and
Director, UW Insect Research Collection (WIRC)
445 Russell Laboratories
Department of Entomology
1630 Linden Drive
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706

ph. 608-262-2078
fax 608-262-3322

Good to see my pics are going to good use!

Photo request for #349161
Hello Roar, I am publishing an Ohio State University Extension Fact Sheet on manids. I wondered if I could include your photo of ootheca (#349161)? I would need a high res copy for printing and the photo credit you would like us to use if this is OK. This fact sheet will be available as a PDF on the OSU Extension website free of charge. Thank you for considering this! Mary Gardiner

Go ahead
Thanks for letting me know

Permission to use Cecropia Moth photo?
I am putting together a childrens book and need a picture of an adult Cecropia Moth to complete my photo story about this insect. Would it be possible for me to use your photo #796869 (Cecropia Moth) in a large file format? I would give a photo credit. If I may use the photo, please advise me on how you would like the photo credit to appear beneath the picture.

Permission to use sap beetle and tarnished plant bug photos?
I was wondering if I could get permission to use your photo of a sap beetle adult ( your photo of a tarnished plant bug adult ( It would be for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food website "Ontario CropIPM" (, This is an educational website that is publicly accessible for no charge.

I should mention that there is the possibility that in the future, we might make the tool available on a CD, which there probably would be a charge for, to cover the costs (in case that makes a difference to your decision about permission to use it).

Hey, roar. Any chance I can use this photo?

I'm doing a presentation on P. maculiventris for one of my classes and was hoping to use this image as an example to show the sexual dimorphism of the species. Thanks!

go ahead - use a full-sizer if you need it:

Permission request

I’m writing to ask permission to use a photo of yours of Gargaphia solani (egg-plant lace bug) on the BugGuide site (photo no. 834443) in a scientific article I'm writing.

The article will be in a peer-reviewed journal published by a non-profit science academy and will be freely available to all 12 months from publication. I receive no payment for the article.

If all's OK, please could you also let me know how to access a hi-res version of the photo if possible and tell me how you would like it to be credited.

Best wishes

credit it ©2013

As for hi-res, it is visible on my site:
just click on the image for full-size.

Many thanks
-- much appreciated

Elderberry longhorn borer
Hello, I'm working on a citizen science project that involves monitoring for the elderberry longhorn borer. Would it be possible to use a couple of your photos for this non-profit project?

Go ahead
Use all you want.

Hi I'm working on a presentation for my research at UNCC using Carabid Beetles and I was wondering if I have permission to use your photo of Galerita bicolor in my presentation.

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