I have discovered a few days ago that someone, probably in good faith
and unaware of this language policy, created [[:Category:Animals by
common named groups]] which is a container for English-named
biological taxa, at the end of 2008.
There is a major problem with latin names in a number of taxa. It seems that if tehre are
5 consecutive wet days in Summer a couple of researchers put their heads together and
concoct new names, move things about, split, or combine species. As such whilst the latin
names are useful as a link between languages they are not stable enough for the lay person
to keep up with. That is why a number of the most useful sites on the web provide xrefs
for common names which is where I'll go if I wanted to know the common name of a moth
in German, French or Italian:
I can't be arsed to argue it because there are alternate resources (at least at the
species level), but frankly both the common and latin names should be given in all the
languages that have a common name for a particular species. Also for the genus, tribe, and
family where appropriate.