"About" link to bugguide.net mislabelled and wrong

Platform (Android, iOS, Website): Website

Browser, if a website issue (Firefox, Chrome, etc) : Firefox, macos

URLs (aka web addresses) of any relevant observations or pages:
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/217686-Crambus-saltuellus (any insect page)
Incorrect link to https://bugguide.net/node/view/66851

Screenshots of what you are seeing (instructions for taking a screenshot on computers and mobile devices: https://www.take-a-screenshot.org/):

Description of problem (please provide a set of steps we can use to replicate the issue, and make as many as you need.):

Any insect page (web browser) - “about” tab, under “more info” there should be a link out to bugguide.net which is usually a search for the name of the insect in question, but in this case the link is wrong.

Currently (for several different organisms) the link is to https://bugguide.net/node/view/66851 and it’s labelled Cylas formicarius (so it’s going to the bugguide page for a different organism).

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Yes, sometimes a site curator will edit an existing link for a specific taxon page, without realizing that it is a generic link used for all applicable taxon pages.

I have restored the generic link, and left a comment on it that will hopefully prevent accidents like this in the future. Thanks for letting us know.