To John Lubbock [March? 1856]1
My dear Lubbock
I am heartily sorry I shall not see this afternoon. I was last week at B. Mus. & was told that you were examining the new Cynips.2 It occurred to me that you shd. examine the galls for undeveloped males, so I brought some for you.3 They say that you must mind that a parasitic Hymenopt. on the Cynips is common in these galls.—
No more at present for I am good for nothing in this world but to growl.
Ever yours | C. Darwin
JL is studying Cynipidae. CD sends galls for his examination.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2028,” accessed on 28 April 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2028
Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 7 (Supplement)