Nubis

Erin Curry silk kite

Nubis ephemerus vilia
silk roving and handspun silk flying line
2010

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Nubis ephemerus vilia
silk roving and handspun silk flying line
2010

Erin Curry silk kite

Nubis ephemerus vilia
silk roving and handspun silk flying line
2010

Nubis Wing 1000

Nubis kite
silk roving and handspun silk flying line
2010

Nubis Wing Cervia_1000

Nubis kite
silk roving and handspun silk flying line
2010

ErinCurry_silkkite1_800

Nubis ephemerus
silk roving and handspun silk flying line
2010

ErinCurry_silkkite1alt_800

Nubis ephemerus
silk roving and handspun silk flying line
2010

ErinCurry_Nubiswinders_1000

vertebrae-like winders

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Erin Curry Nubis Kite booklet pg 3&4
Erin Curry Nubis Kite booklet pg 5&6
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Field Notes

“Early reports of nubis sightings originated in various parts of North Central Florida, USA in early March 2010 with the largest gathering sighted in Cervia, Italy in late April. At that time, a few of the smallest species, commonly named “fluffs” or “piccole nubi” from the Italian meaning “small clouds” were domesticated. Then, little was seen or hear again until late 2010 when the first of the Nubis ephemerus was sighted. These, like the other piccole nubi are still properly skeletonless, but have a more organized, denser, more fiberous structure than those sighted earlier. Over a number of months a few of these moth-like specimens were gathers and preliminary classification attempted.

During work with the Nubis ephemerus, another interesting discovery occured: Nubis specimens of various types were occasionally accompanied by small vertebrae-like structures being near or sometimes attached to individuals by long hair-like cords. The biological function remains unknown. Field notes referencing these structures are largely speculative.”

*early research was assisted by Ruth Whiting and Tim Elverston of Windfire Designs



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