Colletes mitchelli picture
Note that the degree of shimmer here is rather small compared to some of the small Panurgines...
Sam Droege sdroege@...
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USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
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Glory be to God for dappled things---
For skies of couple-color as a brindled cow;
For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings;
Landscape plotted and pieced---fold, fallow, and plough;
And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim.
All things counter, original, spare, strange;
Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
with swift, slow; sweet, sour, adazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
-Gerard Manley Hopkins