Cucumber Beetle: That photography credit to Scott Bauer, USDA etc is false

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Name: ZenMan
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ZenMan
May 31, 2017 6:38 PM CST
That photo of a nine-spotted cucumber beetle on a zinnia petal was taken by me. I posted it on the internet somewhere, probably GardenWeb, and not too surprisingly it was "purloined". The surprise is that an official government guy is claiming to be the owner. Ask him where he got the picture.

ZM
Name: Jai or Jack
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Jai_Ganesha
Jun 2, 2018 7:34 AM CST
I just saw this comment, @ZenMan, but I'm replying anyway because I also know this to be your picture and I want the admins to change this.
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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Jun 2, 2018 9:51 AM CST
Maybe contact through this site: https://www.ars.usda.gov/oc/im...
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Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
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Jai_Ganesha
Jun 2, 2018 12:15 PM CST
No, I'm speaking about this website (Garden.org). At the very least, this website should be responsive to its members and not give away credit for their work to outside persons.
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jun 2, 2018 4:20 PM CST
Jai, I agree, but I was thinking that ZenMan should contact the site I listed and express his displeasure with them for using the photo under the wrong name.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Name: ZenMan
rural Kansas (Zone 5b)
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ZenMan
Jun 2, 2018 10:02 PM CST
Hi Rj,

I did contact the USDA website through the link you gave and left a message informing them that they were using my photo without my permission and were claiming it was theirs. I got an automatic email response informing me that they had received my message, and that they would respond later. To be continued.

ZM
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plantladylin
Jul 23, 2018 3:28 PM CST
It appears that no one ever called @Dave to this thread so that he can be aware of the issue.
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Trish
Jul 24, 2018 2:03 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Thanks! Our photos are often switched out for better ones, and occasionally a mistake is made in editing the article to reflect the switch. It was taken care of as soon as it was brought to our attention. Thumbs up
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