Frequently asked questions

Can I use pictures from this website?

Images subject to the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license are marked as such and may be used under the license terms. You may, subject to attribution, reproduce and redistribute the image in any format or medium, and edit (remix, modify and build upon the image for any purpose.

Images not marked with the Creative Commons license are copyrighted and may not be reproduced or redistributed without permission.

How do I upload images to the website?

Uploading images is only possible for registered users. Using the "Submit your photo" button, one or more pictures of a specimen can be uploaded. An identification can be provided by entering a name in the upper search field. If the search does not produce a result, a name can also be suggested. The four fields "Family", "Subfamily", "Genus" and "Species" are available for this purpose. Please enter the complete species name in the species field, i.e. genus name and species epithet.


For each picture, the collection date, country and the exact site must be entered. Geographical coordinates (in decimal degrees) are optional but should be given if possible.