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 13 February 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3585