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Letter 9422A

Müller, J. F. T. to Darwin, C. R.

20 Apr [1874]

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    FM gives his own observations of leaf-cutting ants, which support those of Thomas Belt in his book [The naturalist in Nicaragua (1873)]. [See 9223.] These ants feed only upon the fungus that grows upon the leaves that they carry to their nests.

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    He has caught a moth of the Glaucopidæ that when touched emitted a cloud of snow-white wool.

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    Observations on the stingless bees of Brazil.

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