Hey, Telos, welcome to Wikipedia! I don't have anything specific to say, really, just happened to see your userpage pop up in the Recent Changes feed and wanted to say hi. :) If I may plug a project for a moment, the Teahouse is a good place to go if you have any questions about Wikipedia; it's a good place to get 'em answered in a friendly environment. Cheers, and happy editing! Writ Keeper  21:10, 5 December 2013 (UTC)


Thankyou TelosCricket.I have just returned to work on the Diptera (once my profession) following a hobby diversion (wikiproject Lepidoptera) partly due to my friend Giancarlo Dessi's departure from Wiki Italy.Tipulidae raised an immediate problem due to different views of Limoniidae (inae in the U.S.A). and Europe (idae). There are also differences in the morphology terminology which will take some sorting out.My literature is mainly German and Russian (including Russian Far East not referenced yet.I will overhaul Limoniidae next.Then come back to the biology of both families.The identification works I cite are out of date but very useful and free.Books are now very expensive including the once very cheap or free Bie-Bienko.I have this as pdf if you need it.All the best from Ireland Notafly (talk) 20:12, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

Moulds (Molds) and their medicinal usesEdit

Thanks for your recent message on my talk page. As you have an interest in fungi, I was wondering whether you might to look as Mold, Medicinal molds and Medicinal mushrooms. I have real concerns about these articles but am not sufficiently familiar with current taxonomy of fungi to make the first move. My concern is that "Mold" is not a precise term and appears to cover anything with hyphae and therefore overlap with "Medicinal mushrooms". This latter article presumably is intended to only cover species of Basidiomycota (even though they have hyphae) but it also seems to include within its purview what are elsewhere described as "Molds". All very confusing. My strong preference would be for an article Medicinal fungi in which a systematic view could be taken across the whole range of fungi. However, I may be totally off beam and would welcome the thoughts of others. Regards  Velella  Velella Talk   19:16, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

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@StraussInTheHouse: Thanks! TelosCricket (talk) 20:43, 31 December 2018 (UTC)
No problem, Happy New Year! SITH (talk) 20:48, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

"Editing ANI to fill time is not."Edit

Truer words have probably been spoken, I just can't think of any. Personally I think of ANI as spectator-sport, mostly. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 09:23, 9 June 2019 (UTC)


No objections. I trust you know more about plant taxonomy than I do! Bob the WikipediaN (talkcontribs) 14:12, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

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Proposed RfCEdit

Hi TelosCricket. User:TelosCricket/Draft Proposal looks very thorough! I tweaked the link for a synchytrium taxon which I found was not opening the intended target page. I wonder if you could include some examples of existing articles whose etymologies, though mildly defective, would be allowed to stand under some of these proposals? EdJohnston (talk) 17:05, 21 November 2019 (UTC)

Hi @EdJohnston:, thanks for fixing the link! I could potentially include some existing articles as examples as you suggest. I was avoiding doing that because the ones that I immediately know about are part of the on-going disputes, and I wasn't sure of the optics of using those. But there are plenty of plant and fungi articles I could probably find a few that are not yet currently in dispute. TelosCricket (talk) 20:05, 21 November 2019 (UTC)
P.S., plus, I was having fun pretending to name a species ;) Secret dream of us all? TelosCricket (talk) 20:05, 21 November 2019 (UTC)
Hello TelosCricket. Thanks hugely for your work. I hope it leads to some kind of consensus. Gderrin (talk) 20:19, 21 November 2019 (UTC)
Ha! Don't thank me yet! TelosCricket (talk) 23:17, 21 November 2019 (UTC)
A general comment is that this RfC is very long. It is not my impression that etymology of plant names is a world-shaking issue, and you might get better participation if the RfC were shorter. A number of articles on plants have now been made into featured articles. Has there ever been a discussion of the quality of the etymology section in any FA nomination of a plant article? EdJohnston (talk) 21:56, 21 November 2019 (UTC)
It is long. Yes, it needs to be trimmed down to ensure participation. Thanks for the link to the FAs. I'll look through them over the weekend to see if they had any etymology discussions and what consensus they reached. It is not my impression that etymology of plant names is a world-shaking issue nope, but there's a bunch of us editors that are too strong-willed and too entrenched in our opinions to admit that. ;) TelosCricket (talk) 23:17, 21 November 2019 (UTC)

Some of those features articles contain OR:

see Ficus macrophylla. Does not contain a source explaining the full compound.
  • He gave it the name Protea anemonifolia, the specific epithet derived from anemone and folium, the latter meaning "leaf", highlighting the resemblance of its leaves to those of anemones.[2]
see Isopogon anemonifolius. Folium can not be found in the source.

Some feature articles contain sources that provide incorrect etymologies:

  • species name is derived from the Ancient Greek oreos "mountain"
see Telopea oreades. Greek is oros.
  • from the Ancient Greek sphaera- ("round"), and carpos ("fruit")"
see Banksia sphaerocarpa. Greek is sphaira, Latin is sphaera.

Wimpus (talk) 00:38, 22 November 2019 (UTC)

@Wimpus: Thanks! Makes my search easier. TelosCricket (talk) 02:02, 22 November 2019 (UTC)

TelosCricket, it may be helpful/useful to you to read this discussion - the last half anyway. Gderrin (talk) 01:47, 24 November 2019 (UTC)

TelosCricket, I have made a suggestion about an RfC here. (Not meaning to beat you to it - more to save you work.) Gderrin (talk) 11:02, 11 June 2020 (UTC)


  1. ^ Liddell, Henry George; Scott, Robert (1980). A Greek-English Lexicon (Abridged ed.). Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-910207-5.
  2. ^ Beeton Irene (10 January 2016) [1971]. "Isopogon anemonifolius drumsticks". Growing Native Plants. (online version at www.anbg.gov.au/gnp/). Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australian National Botanic Gardens, Australian Government. Retrieved 21 December 2015.

Fungy Family NameEdit

"The current code governing fungi (Greuter et all., Regnum Veg. 138, 2000) uses italic for all scientific names regardless of rank (e.g. Fungy, Ascomycota, Lecanorales, Russulaceae)". see Ainsworth & Bisby's Dictionary of the Fungi

"For organisms other than bacteria, fungi, and viruses, scientific names of taxa above the genus level (families, orders, etc.) should be in roman type". see Scientific Nomenclature - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ADprom (talk) 17:03, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

Edna MosherEdit

Thanks, TelosCricket, for your article on Edna Mosher. The best way to develop new articles in your user space is to create them as "user:TelosCricket/new article name". Your sandbox will then be free for other things and you will be able to work on as many new articles as you like at the same time. Maybe you should become a member of Women in Red. You can do so by clicking on Join WikiProject at the top of our main page.--Ipigott (talk) 06:32, 21 April 2020 (UTC)

@Ipigott: Courtesy ping incase you aren't watching my talk page.Thanks for the advice and the invite! TelosCricket (talk) 13:30, 21 April 2020 (UTC)

Reverting edit on EntomophthoromycotaEdit

Hi there, I was wondering what the reason was for reverting my edit (explaining the Greek name) here: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Entomophthoromycota&oldid=prev&diff=985908333

Look forward te hearing from you, Michael Michael (talk) 12:27, 29 October 2020 (UTC)

Hi, @Michaelphillipr: I reverted it because you did not provide a source/citation for the etymology. TelosCricket (talk) 14:53, 29 October 2020 (UTC) fixed ping TelosCricket (talk) 14:55, 29 October 2020 (UTC)
I apologize User:Michael, I accidentally pinged two individuals. The ping was only meant for User:Michaelphillipr. TelosCricket (talk) 14:55, 29 October 2020 (UTC)