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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-10133

To A. G. Butler   23 August 1875

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Summary

Sends a moth from Queensland, Australia. The sender says a large number have been caught with proboscises embedded in oranges. CD interested as having a bearing on his Orchis work. Can AGB name the family and any closely allied English genus? The proboscis seems an extraordinary structure [see F. Darwin, "On the structure of the proboscis of Ophideres fullonica", Q. J. Microsc. Sci. n.s. 15 (1875): 384–9].

Summary

Sends a moth from Queensland, Australia. The sender says a large number have been caught with proboscises embedded in oranges. CD interested as having a bearing on his Orchis work. Can AGB name the family and any closely allied English genus? The proboscis seems an extraordinary structure [see F. Darwin, "On the structure of the proboscis of Ophideres fullonica", Q. J. Microsc. Sci. n.s. 15 (1875): 384–9].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10133
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Butler, A. G.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Royal Entomological Society (28/3)
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10133,” accessed on 25 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-10133

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