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From J. A. Harker   11 November 1878

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Summary

Has observed rare instances of Ophrys apifera with "cut labellum". Suggests it was done by large dragonfly mistaking the flower for a fly visiting a flower. Stimulated to study Ophrys by Orchids.

Summary

Has observed rare instances of Ophrys apifera with "cut labellum". Suggests it was done by large dragonfly mistaking the flower for a fly visiting a flower. Stimulated to study Ophrys by Orchids.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-11741
From
James Allen Harker
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Gloucester
Source of text
DAR 166: 101
Physical description
7pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11741,” accessed on 18 August 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-11741

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