[LMB] Milkweed and mutations

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Sat Oct 12 07:25:37 BST 2019


In a dangerous place like the Australian countryside, lighting up and
calling attention to yourself is suicide.

On Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 12:17 AM Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
wrote:

> From: Gretchen Wright <gretchen.m.wright at gmail.com>
>
> Some snippage.....
>
> ...... take me back to my childhood. What about fireflies? (I can't
> remember without looking what terms for them is used in the book. We called
> them lightning bugs growing up.) IIRC they don't exist west of the Rockies
> in North America. I'm not sure about other continents.
>
> Gwynne: I've never seen one. I know what they are, I've read books that
> mention them, heard songs, etc - for a long time I didn't really believe
> they
> existed, but apparently they do. Most of the Aussie fauna doesn't light up.
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