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DCP-LETT-12443

To J. H. C. Fabre   31 January 1880

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Summary

Comments on JHF’s book [Souvenirs entomologiques (1879)].

Discusses story told by Erasmus Darwin about a wasp cutting off wings of fly.

Sorry JHF is opposed to descent theory.

Suggests experiment concerning insects’ sense of direction.

Summary

Comments on JHF’s book [Souvenirs entomologiques (1879)].

Discusses story told by Erasmus Darwin about a wasp cutting off wings of fly.

Sorry JHF is opposed to descent theory.

Suggests experiment concerning insects’ sense of direction.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-12443
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Fabre, J. H. C.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 144: 14; Fabre Museum
Physical description
2ppinc

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12443,” accessed on 24 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-12443

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