The deeper tints are, however, peculiar to the nuptial plumage, or are only to be faintly traced at other times, so that in winter the adults - and the young always - have a much plainer appearance, ashy-grey and white being almost the only hues observable.
They are relatively shorter and broader insects than the Embiidae with large prothorax and long wings, which have a transverse line of weakness at the base and are usually shed after the nuptial flight.
Henceforth the ceremonial, instead of placatory and expiatory, became nuptial.
For a morning or afternoon wedding, perhaps an herbal lemon or wild strawberry tea will suit your nuptial celebration.
Either design, however, is a graceful and elegant way to frame a diamond while embodying the romance of the nuptial setting.