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Globular Springtail - Bothriovulsus

Globular Springtail - Bothriovulsus
Sand Springs, Osage County, Oklahoma, USA
October 6, 2009
Size: 2mm (1/16")
Dicyrtomina ornata?


Bothriovulsus sp.
Given recent upload by Kim Fleming.


Ptenothrix marmorata
with abberant pale back of head...

Moved from ID Request.

Should I be circumventing ID Request and just put images directly in the guide? This springtail is a good example. I know it's a springtail so should I have just put it here instead of ID Request?
I seem to see editors moving things in this fashion more often lately and I know there has been some discussion about this so rather than editors moving things from ID Request to class or family should we just do it ourselves?
At one point the consensus was to just put everything in ID Request to avoid mistakes that might go unnoticed for quite awhile.

Yes, but it depends on the group...
Frans Janssens only checks here, so this is definitely the way to go for springtails. Beetles are best submitted to order, as are flies--but Chen Young checks Tipulomorpha regularly for crane flies, and Syrphidae seems to get regular attention. Moths should be submitted to Moths. John Ascher prefers that bees and apoid wasps be submitted to ID Request, and it seems like other Hymenoptera get about the same amount of attention whether you post to ID Request or Hymenoptera.
Chuck Entz has started to make a "where do I post it?" article here. If you're not sure where to post something (or what something is), it's always fine to post in ID Request, and someone will move it to the right place eventually.

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