To Raphael Meldola 27 January 1
Pray keep the specimens as long as you wish.— I have read your letter with interest & pleasure.—2 I have vague recollection of Mr Trimen in Transact. Linn. Soc. or of Mr Butler of Brit. Mus. mentioning the case of ♂ alone mimicking some other Butterfly.3
Down. Jan. 27th
Invites RM to keep some specimens as long as he wishes.
Recalls vaguely the mention of a butterfly species in which the male alone is mimetic.
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Meldola, Raphael
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- Source of text
- Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
- Physical description
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8184,” accessed on 23 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8184