NABOKV-L post 0010752, Thu, 9 Dec 2004 09:32:10 -0800

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Re: Fwd: Re: hawkmoth horn function? TT-25
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Phil, your association of the aiguillon rouge to a trumpet and St. Louis
Blues was hillarious, also because you named the "hawk" moth a "hawl
moth"...

Akiko was wondering about the meaning of Hugh´s:
" flesh is flesh" and this reminded me of an anedocte. When already very
old and reminiscent my father once watched a lovely girl pass him by, and he
looked at his body sadly and said:
" The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak",
which are the exact words by St. Augustine ( in his Confessions, I think )
but completely altered by their insertion in another, non-verbal, context.

Best,
Jansy

----- Original Message -----
From: "Donald B. Johnson" <chtodel@gss.ucsb.edu>
To: <NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU>
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 11:56 PM
Subject: Fwd: Re: hawkmoth horn function? TT-25


> It's for...whenever the hawl moth caterpiller feels like playing a tune;
like,
> you know, St. Louis Blues.
>
> Phil
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "D. Barton Johnson" <chtodel@cox.net>
> To: <NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 11:46 AM
> 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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>
>

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