NABOKV-L post 0010733, Wed, 8 Dec 2004 09:22:00 -0800

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Re: Fw: hawkmoth horn function? TT-25
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But no mistery as a VN´s tralatition, I presume.
If, of course, we look at it or think of it in French, as a sting instead of
a horn.
Starting from biblical,shakespearean,johndonnian blackiness in " Death where
is thy sting" to VN´s constant references to a certain red ( that is more
than horny or prickly or stingy) sensation in passion.
Jansy

----- Original Message -----
From: "D. Barton Johnson" <chtodel@cox.net>
To: <NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU>
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 1:46 PM
Subject: Fw: hawkmoth horn function? TT-25


> EDNOTE. FOR ALL OF YOU CLAMOURING TO KNOW WHAT THE FUNCTION OF THE
> HAWKMOTH'S L'AIGUILLON ROUGE IS--THE DEFINITIVE EXPERT ANSWER IS.....
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael A. Wells" <mawells@email.arizona.edu>
> To: "D. Barton Johnson" <chtodel@cox.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 4:54 PM
> Subject: Re: hawkmoth horn function?
>
>
> > Hi:
> >
> > It is unknown. Some have suggested it might be to fool birds into think
> > that is the head, but I don't think there is any real evidence. It is
not
> > strong enough to be used for defense. So, it remains a curious mystery.
> >
> > M Wells
> >
> > D. Barton Johnson wrote:
> >> /Dear Dr. Wells,/
> >> / Could you perhaps tell me what the function of the horn on the
Manduca
> >> sexta/ /(and other Spinxes might be. Thank you./
> >> // /Dr. Don Johnson, UCSB/
> >
> > --
> > Michael A. Wells, Ph.D.
> > Regents Professor Emeritus
> > Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
> > Biological Sciences West Room 516
> > University of Arizona
> > Tucson, AZ 85721-0088
> > Email: mawells@email.arizona.edu
> > Research Web Site: http://aedes.biochem.arizona.edu
> > The Manduca Project: http://www.manducaproject.com/
> > Voice: 520 621-3847
> > FAX: 520 621-9288
> >
> >
>
>

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