Attached is a nice publication of the bees of the
important southern biodiversity hotspot, the Black Belt of Mississippi.
I will add it to our list of published faunas available for downloading
on the ftp site listed below in about a week after getting back from West
As usual, I have to point out that many
of you (myself included!) are sitting on unpublished data of bees
from your bioregion and the publication of those results are THE highest
good you accomplish.
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 Http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov
"The ancient simplicity into which honor so largely entered was
laughed down and disappeared; and society became divided into
camps in which no man trusted his fellow. To put an end to this,
there was neither promise to be depended upon, nor oath that
could command respect; but all parties dwelling rather in their
calculation upon the hopelessness of a permanent state of things,
were more intent upon self-defense than capable of confidence.
In this contest the blunter wits were most successful.
Apprehensive of their own deficiencies and of the cleverness of
their antagonists, they feared to be worsted in debate and to be
surprised by the combinations of their more versatile opponents,
and so at once boldly had recourse to action: while their
adversaries, arrogantly thinking that they should know in time,
and that it was unnecessary to secure by action what policy
afforded, often fell victims to their want of precaution."
The Peloponnesian War, Book III, Chapter X
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