R. Kapeller

Terms of use, disclaimer, copytight notes, privacy

It is my pleasure that you visit this website. By using it or accessing or downloading information or images, you accept the terms of use presented on this page.


Information in this database is based on data from the cited literature, adapted to the requirements and terminology of the identification key, as well as from own studies. In case of contradictions, implausible information was omitted. In case of doubt, both is mentioned with reference to the respective literature.

Data from online sources were retrieved on the date indicated in the header of the reference list. Since these sources are subject to update, it is possible that they will no more match at a later date. The functionality of all links was also checked at this time, but cannot be guaranteed for all time due to possible technical changes by the respective operators.

The author reserves the right to correct, supplement or delete parts of this website without prior notice.


The author assumes no liability for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims against the author, relating to material or immaterial damage resulting from the use of possibly incomplete or incorrect information provided, are excluded.

The author cannot be held responsible for any content linked or referred to from his page, unless he has full knowledge of illegal contents and would be able to prevent the visitors from viewing those pages.

The author hereby declares that no illegal content was discernible on these pages at the time the links were established. However, only that part of these pages was checked containing the information on the species to which the respective links were set. Because many sources are comprehensive works or databases, it is impossible to check their entire content. The author also has no influence on changes to these pages at a later date and does not gain knowledge of them.

Copyright notes

The author endeavors to comply with the copyright of the material used. Be fair too.

The images contain a brief reference to the author or the source. Details can be found in the reference list. A specific reference list for each species is presented at the bottom of the species pages. Iconized images in overview plates can come from different sources, the respective sources can be found in the detail information on the respective species.

Images from various sources may be variously copyrighted or licensed; for detailed information on this, follow the links provided in the reference list. In the case of images from sources that are not accessible online, you must assume that they are protected by copyright. Copyrighted images included in this database with the kind permission of their respective copyright holders may not be reused or reproduced without proper permission. For licensed images, please note the respective license conditions.

Images by the author (© Kapeller) are his intellectual property. If you would like to reproduce such, ask for permission mailing to office@rkapeller.eu.


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I do my very best not to infringe any copyrights. However, should I have made a mistake (due to the large amount of data and images), please let me know by e-mail to office@rkapeller.eu; I will then immediately delete the objected item. A chargeable warning is not necessary and the associated costs will not be reimbursed. Due to the previously made commitment, there is no reason for taking any costly measures. However, should such an event take place without prior contact, you will have to bear the associated costs yourself.