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Information on wrong guide pages

I sometimes come across information on a species guide page (e.g., in the "numbers" or "identification" section) that really pertains to the whole genus, or other similar situations. This can create confusion, as seen here. I try to fix these issues when I come across them, but I thought it was worth mentioning here, to make sure we're all on the same page.

If only I had read this topic...
...before working on the Allocyclosa page, lol! It would have saved you a lot of time (transferring the info from genus to species). Thank you, again, for the help!

I don't know if you are still getting around to fixing the info pages you worked on. I run across the Allocyclosa bifurca; the "Food" and the "Life Cycle" sections are mostly generalities and no specific information (also the first paragraph in "Internet References"). I don't know much about spiders, so will you please revise those sections and edit them accordingly? Remember, only the info that applies to the species should go there; if you want to place that more general info on the Araneomorphae or on the web-spinning spiders pages you could do so, although maybe it is already there.

Changes made
I believe I fixed it. I erased the "Food" and "Life Cycle" sections and just left them blank. Also erased some things from the "Internet References" section. I tried to incorporate the food and life cycle info into the order araneae info page, where previously there was little to no information on the subjects. I hope the changes help the Allocyclosa bifurca info page blend in with the rest of the guide. It took some insight from another BG editor to help me understand why the original page was more independent that it should be.

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