Hello everybody! I was just wondering if this issue had already been discussed? If so, my apologies...
In the case of certain well-photographed species, for example Dolichovespula maculata
, we have now reached the point where there are a significant number of images featuring nests (both dormant and active). Although I don't think this has been done elsewhere in the guide, it seems as though there is some precedence for creating a "No Taxon" page for the nest images, in that they are showcasing the pre-adult stages of the insect, just as our many similar guide pages for "eggs" "nymphs" and "hatchlings" accomplish. I am only suggesting this option of segregating the images of nests where there are a considerable number of accumulated images
. In the example I have already given for the Baldfaced Hornet, by my rough count there are at least 60 images of nests (this would constitute a couple pages of images). My thinking is that this would make it slightly quicker to browse through the many existing images featuring the insect, and also that it might be nice for someone attempting to study the nests themselves to be able to quickly view them all in one location.
I think it's a good idea, but I would feel uncomfortable instigating such a trend though without some support from other editors and/or contributors. Please leave me a comment and let me know whether you think this would be an improvement to the site. Thanks!