at first: I’m a new curator and wanted to introduce myself. I’ll focus mainly on Dermaptera, but I’m interested in all Arthropoda, “Reptilia” and Lissamphibia. Since I’m new I have to get used to the system more, the curator guides also helps, but I’ve got a question:
How does the procedure works if I’d suggest the deletion of a common name? I guess it’s better to discuss it in the forum, that’s why I started the topic:
The genus Apterygida has on iNaturalist the common name “African earwigs”. There are 3 species, 2 in Japan and 1 in Europe. I’d guess in older literature you could find the data that Apterygida albipennis also lives in North Africa, this might be because of confusions with Guanchia sp.
So the genus doesn’t even lives in Africa and I couldn’t find this common name anywhere - not on GBIF, not in wikipedia, not in dermaptera species file, not with string searches on google or in any paper.
→ the common name doesn’t exist (or I couldn’t find any source) and is misleading, therefore I’d like to delete it.
Do you approve that?
(on iNaturalist you can find me as stephankleinfelder)