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Curators and Collectors....Peponapis timberlakei Records needed.

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  • Sam Droege
    All: I have been contacted by Antonio Mauro Saraiva from the University of São Paulo in Brazil. His student, Cristina Giannini, is looking for specimen
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      All:  

      I have been contacted by Antonio Mauro Saraiva from the University of São Paulo in Brazil.  His student, Cristina Giannini, is looking for specimen records for Peponapis timberlakeithat are not found on the GBIF and Discoverlife online databases.  If your museum has specimens or you know of any records and could provide information on the locality, collection date, and collector it would be much appreciated.  You can send that information directly to Antonio at:  saraiva@....


      Many thanks.


      sam

                                                   
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      Attack of the Squash People

      And thus the people every year
      in the valley of humid July
      did sacrifice themselves
      to the long green phallic god
      and eat and eat and eat.
      They're coming, they're on us,
      the long striped gourds, the silky
      babies, the hairy adolescents,
      the lumpy vast adults
      like the trunks of green elephants.
      Recite fifty zucchini recipes!

      Zucchini tempura; creamed soup;
      sauté with olive oil and cumin,
      tomatoes, onion; frittata;
      casserole of lamb; baked
      topped with cheese; marinated;
      stuffed; stewed; driven
      through the heart like a stake.

      Get rid of old friends: they too
      have gardens and full trunks.
      Look for newcomers: befriend
      them in the post office, unload
      on them and run. Stop tourists
      in the street. Take truckloads
      to Boston. Give to your Red Cross.
      Beg on the highway: please
      take my zucchini, I have a crippled
      mother at home with heartburn.

      Sneak out before dawn to drop
      them in other people's gardens,
      in baby buggies at churchdoors.
      Shot, smuggling zucchini into
      mailboxes, a federal offense.

       
      With a suave reptilian glitter
      you bask among your raspy
      fronds sudden and huge as
      alligators. You give and give
      too much, like summer days
      limp with heat, thunderstorms
      bursting their bags on our heads,
      as we salt and freeze and pickle
      for the too little to come.

          - Marge Piercy

      P Bees are not optional.
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