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BIML Update - Guide update Male M. mucida vs M. xylocopoides

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  • Sam Droege
    All: Below is a replacement for a too simplistic comparison between the males of these two species, The changes will show up in the main guide tomorrow. M.
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      All:

      Below is a replacement for a too simplistic comparison between the males of these two species,  The changes will show up in the main guide tomorrow.


      M. mucida vs M. xylocopoides

      M. mucida - S6, above the prominent notched ledge, reflects some light between the dense pitting and is overall concave, but uniformly so across the surface - The true rim of S6, which is blocked from dorsal view by the prominent ledge, is very distinctly concave and bounded on its lateral sides by a prominent projecting tooth - In direct comparison, T2 primarily covered with pale golden yellow hair, with perhaps a a very narrow edging of black just along rim, and wings with dark coloration toward the anterior edge and tip, but not as dark and extensive as M. xylocopoides

      M. xylocopoides - S6, above the prominent notched ledge, reflects almost no light and appears sandpaper like, upon magnification you will see a uniform field of many tiny pits upon which a few pits about 4x the size are scattering, located directly above the notched ledge is a deeply impressed rounded triangular indentation with sharp, clear boundaries about the same width at the base as the notch - The true rim of S6, which is blocked from dorsal view by the prominent projecting ledge, is only slightly concave to almost completely straight across, without any teeth on its lateral sides - In direct comparison, T2 a mix of black and yellow hairs, with perhaps a a very narrow edging of black just along rim and forewings darker

      sam


                                                     
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      Morning Glories

      Blue and dark-blue
      rose and deepest rose
      white and pink they

      are everywhere in the diligent
      cornfield rising and swaying
      in their reliable

      finery in the little
      fling of their bodies their
      gear and tackle

      all caught up in the cornstalks.
      The reaper's story is the story
      of endless work of

      work careful and heavy but the
      reaper cannot
      separate them out there they

      are in the story of his life
      bright random useless
      year after year

      taken with the serious tons
      weeds without value
      humorous beautiful weeds.

      - Mary Oliver



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