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The descriptions can be freely used, copied and shared, including posting on other web sites, but only if the author is indicated and a direct hyperlink, visible to both users and search engines, to the page containing that description is provided

All rights to the articles published in the Articles section and images in the Gallery section and/or used as illustrations to descriptions or articles are reserved by their authors. These materials are published at with permission from their authors. In order to use them elsewhere obtaining permission from the author is required website administratorhe may be able to help.

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The publication of photographs on the website

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Our site is in permanent need of authors contributing photographs to illustrate descriptions of insects species and higher taxa.

Photographs are also posted in the Gallery, which already contains thousands of images.

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