Malcolm Storey

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    Priscila Chaverri commented on an older version of Image of an unknown taxon:

    This description is confusing. It is not "Geoglossum cookeanum covering ascocarp." It is really "Hypomyces papulasporae covering living ascocarp of Geoglossum cookeanum"

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of Image of Nectria cinnabarina:

    @Priscila Chaverri: Thanks, we'll request that Biopix & Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh update their taxonomies.

    over 1 year ago

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    Priscila Chaverri commented on an older version of Image of Nectria cinnabarina:

    @Katja Schulz: This a taxonomic "view" that has been discontinued. Before the 1990s, the Hypocreales consisted of just one family Hypocreaceae. Then the order was split into several families and Nectria was placed in Nectriaceae.

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of Image of Nectria cinnabarina:

    @Priscila Chaverri: Some EOL content partners place Nectria in Hypocreaceae. Is this outright wrong or an alternative taxonomic view?

    almost 2 years ago

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    Priscila Chaverri commented on an older version of Image of Nectria cinnabarina:

    @Malcolm Storey: Hi Malcolm, Thanks. I see that now. And at close up it does look like the anamorph of N. cinnabarina. It is just that those images with the contaminant spores are confusing and that hopefully users will understand that it is not typical. Thanks for pointing it out. I am starting to learn how to navigate through EoL.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz added "Image of Epipactis helleborine" to the collection "Mystery Associates".

    almost 2 years ago

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    Malcolm Storey commented on an older version of Image of Nectria cinnabarina:

    Hi Priscila,

    Did you click on the "more Info" link? That takes you to the original collection of photographs. The second one down shows a few perithecia around the bases of some of the conidiomata.

    Don't be confused by the dusting of black Massaria spores.

    almost 2 years ago • edited: almost 2 years ago

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    Priscila Chaverri commented on an older version of Image of Nectria cinnabarina:

    It is difficult to tell exactly what this species is but certainly it is not Nectria cinnabarina.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Priscila Chaverri commented on an older version of Image of Nectria cinnabarina:

    This belongs in Nectria, Nectriaceae, Hypocreales, Ascomycota

    almost 2 years ago

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    Malcolm Storey commented on an older version of Image of Pyrausta aurata:

    Hi Jamie, I've had another look in Goater and asked around. Yes, you're right.

    Many thanks for taking the trouble to point it out.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Malcolm Storey commented on "What are the biological correlates of mimicry relationships?":

    Mimicry is a very wide subject. It can be body-parts that mimic, not just whole organisms: orchid flowers mimic female bees, eye-spots on insect wings, tropical leaves grow butterfly egg mimics to prevent oviposition, - and domestic dogs have evolved big heads and eyes to mimic babies :) . It can be across kingdoms or within a single species (immature male mammals mimic females to avoid male aggression - or is it just the they aren't yet producing testosterone? - calling something mimicry is usually a post hoc interpretation).

    Mimicry also merges into camouflage.

    Mimicry is a three-way interaction. It requires an enforcer. There has to be some organism (usually a predator) to create the selective advantage. Mimicry is in the eye of the beholder!

    I'm sure we're only aware of a fraction of it: scent, sound/vibration and ultra-violet colouration are beyond our sensors.

    Guess what I'm saying is that the project probably needs a restricted definition of mimicry, eg two species where the individuals, at some stage in their life-cycles, resemble each other, to human eyes, more than would be expected from their genetic similarity.

    But that definition is highly subjective, and our perception of the expected dissimilarity has been exaggerated by "dismimicry" where two closely-related species that use visual cues in mate selection are disproportionately different - eg most of the large brightly-coloured insects that we are familiar with.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Malcolm Storey commented on an older version of Image of Selenia tetralunaria:

    Actually both "more info" and "view source" still work. But you're right, it's time I revisited harvesting with Jen. The exchange-file project died when Eli left.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on an older version of Image of Selenia tetralunaria:

    @Jamie McMillan: In general if you want to get to the original version of an EOL data object you can always click on "View source" in the Source Information panel on the right.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on an older version of Image of Selenia tetralunaria:

    @Malcolm Storey: Work with Jen Hammock to get your harvests going again and fix the "More info" link label. Looks to me like we were waiting for you but I could be wrong.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on an older version of Image of Selenia tetralunaria:

    @Malcolm Storey: Have I struck a nerve? I have been very impressed by the speed EOL takes my Flickr images although I am still editing them one by one. Can't it just run a spider through your images or something?

    almost 2 years ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on an older version of Image of Pyrausta aurata:

    I think this one is P.aurata. I can't see the hindwing which would clinch it, but the yellow spot on postmedial line nearest the dorsum doesn't look big enough. The underside on the other photos I think rules it out. There should be a pale postmedial crescent on the underside of the hindwing - this looks like a yellow spot.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Malcolm Storey commented on an older version of Image of Selenia tetralunaria:

    @Jamie McMillan: Hi Jamie, Just click on the "more info" link just above "Latest updates". (Cyndy: I think "more info" is misleading - it should be"visit original website" or something like that)

    Unfortunately EOL hasn't updated from BioImages for almost 2 years.

    almost 2 years ago • edited: almost 2 years ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on an older version of Image of Selenia tetralunaria:

    @Malcolm Storey: Malcolm I couldn't work out how to get from the EOL page to the Bioimages page showing all the views of that individual. I am also not sure if all your Bioimages views show up on the EOL page. If they don't the one I queried isn't the best one to choose for EOL as it doesn't show the key diagnostic features from lunularia. This could be just beginners confusion.. I'm new to all this .

    almost 2 years ago

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    Jamie McMillan removed an association between "Image of Selenia tetralunaria" and "Selenia lunularia".

    almost 2 years ago