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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.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-12443
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Fabre, J. H. C.
Sent from
Down
Physical description
2pp

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.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12443,” accessed on 1 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-12443

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