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THANK YOU for saving me from from my L. (Dialictus)!!! Re: [beemonitoring] East of the Mississippi Cheat Sheet to the ID of 124 species of Lasioglossum

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  • Nicholas Stewart
    I reiterate Barbara s succinct statement - THANK YOU!! This w/ *DiscoverLife, Bees of Florida *and *McGinely s Studies of Halictinae (Apoidea: Halictidae),
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 15, 2011
      I reiterate Barbara's succinct statement - THANK YOU!!

      This w/ DiscoverLife,  'Bees of Florida' and McGinely's 'Studies of Halictinae (Apoidea: Halictidae), (1): Revision of New World Lasioglossum Curtis' - I should be able to finish up the last 15 some odd L. (Dialictus) morphospecies (a few hundred specimens) of my 2010 database!!

      Anything similar for the Andrena sp?

      I'm currently determining them using DiscoverLife, Michener's 'Bees...World', Mitchell's 'Bees...E. US' and the multiple revisions by LaBerge 'REVISION OF THE BEES OF THE GENUS ANDRENA OF THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE: Parts 1-5'.

      Thanks again for helping save my L. (Dialictus) specimens from my fists!

      On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 11:15 AM, <barbara.abraham@...> wrote:

      Thank you Sam and Jason!!!
      Barbara J Abraham, PhD
      Associate Professor of Biology
      SEEDS Chapter Advisor
      Department of Biological Sciences
      Hampton University
      Hampton, VA 23668

      From: beemonitoring@yahoogroups.com on behalf of Sam Droege
      Sent: Wed 7/27/2011 11:08 AM
      To: beemonitoring@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [beemonitoring] East of the Mississippi Cheat Sheet to the ID of 124 species of Lasioglossum [1 Attachment]

      [Attachment(s) from Sam Droege included below]


      As you know one of the taxonomic superheros of North America is Jason Gibbs who, with the temerity of a Wolverine,  has clawed through the morass of Dialictus taxonomic obfuscation deeper than when glaciers that ground Canada to a pulp 18,000 years and Toronto was under 50 miles (80.5km) of ice!  Still, not all has been published and there is a lot of confusion about proposed new species, rumored name changes, and general hair pulling and rending of clothes.  

      So, to help allay that confusion...

      Jason and I have put together a little Excel cheat sheet that lists the species names, proposed and current, gives some notion of recent changes, lists some broad characteristics, links them to similar species, and provides a few identification tips.

      Ultimately this will all be incorporated into Jason's upcoming revision and the DL guides, but this will help pave the way.  

      Once Jason's revision is done a small monument will be erected in the town square of Jason's home town indicating how he single-handedly saved North America from becoming a Halictine ghetto....

      If you cannot retrieve the attached file then you can email sdroege@... for a copy.

      Sam Droege  sdroege@...                      
      w 301-497-5840 h 301-390-7759 fax 301-497-5624
      USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
      BARC-EAST, BLDG 308, RM 124 10300 Balt. Ave., Beltsville, MD  20705

      To a Young Lady, With Some Lampreys

      With lovers 'twas of old the fashion
      By presents to convey their passion;
      No matter what the gift they sent,
      The Lady saw that love was meant.
      Fair Atalanta, as a favour,
      Took the boar's head her Hero gave her;
      Nor could the bristly thing affront her,
      "Twas a fit present from a hunter.
      When Squires send woodcocks to the dame,
      It serves to show their absent flame:
      Some by a snip of woven hair,
      In poised lockets bribe the fair;
      How many mercenary matches
      Have sprung from Di'mond-rings and watches!
      But hold - a ring, a watch, a locket,
      Would drain at once a Poet's pocket;
      He should send songs that cost him nought,
      Nor ev'n he prodigal of thought.
         Why then send Lampreys? fye, for shame!
      "Twill set a virgin's blood on flame.
      This to fifteen a proper gift!
      It might lend sixty five a lift.
         I know your maiden Aunt will scold,
      And think my present somewhat bold.
      I see her lift her hands and eyes.
         'What eat it, Niece? eat Spanish flies!
      'Lamprey's a most immodest diet:
      'You'll neither wake nor sleep in quiet.
      'Should I to night eat Sago cream,
      "Twould make me blush to tell my dream;
      'If I eat Lobster, 'tis so warming,
      'That ev'ry man I see looks charming;
      'Wherefore had not the filthy fellow
      'Laid Rochester upon your pillow?
      'I vow and swear, I think the present
      'Had been as modest and as decent.
          'Who has her virtue in her power?
      'Each day has its unguarded hour;
      'Always in danger of undoing;
      'A prawn, a shrimp may prove our ruin!
         'The shepherdess, who lives on sallad,
      'To cool her youth, controuls her palate;
      'Should Dian's maids turn liqu'rish livers,
      'And of huge lampreys rob the rivers,
      'Then all beside each glade and Visto,
      'You'd see Nymphs lying like Calisto.
         'The man who meant to heat your blood,
      'Needs not himself such vicious food-'
         In this, I own, your Aunt is clear,
      I sent you what I well might spare:
      For when I see you, (without joking)
      Your eyes, lips, breasts, are so provoking'
      They set my heart more cock-a-hoop,
      Than could whole seas of craw-fish soupe.
               -John Gay

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