From W. E. Darwin June 1862
Found Orchis Latifolia with 27 flowers. in 16 flowers a small fly (of one kind) was killed entering sideways, apparently just at the stigma1
in 2 more flowers parts of flies
in 9 of 16 pollen not gone
in 7— — gone
in other flowers of same plant pollen nearly all gone
W. E D.
Found 27 flowers of Orchis latifolia and in 16 of them were dead flies of one particular kind.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3585,” accessed on 6 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3585