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To H. W. Bates   19 February [1868]

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CD in utter confusion about differences between J. O. Westwood and HWB on division of certain insects. Asks if HWB will homologise certain families for him, telling him which terms would be most generally understood.

Asks also about differences on sound-producing organs of Achetidae Gryllidae.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Walter Bates
Date:  19 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5895

From Edward Wilson   19 February 1868

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Encloses letter (not found) from Australian friend responding to CD’s queries on expression.

Author:  Edward Wilson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 181: 123
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5896

From C. O. Waterhouse    19 February 1868

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Coloration of blind beetles.

Sizes of sexes in Taphroderes.

Author:  Charles Owen Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 82: A76–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5897

From W. S. Dallas   19 February 1868

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The Athenæum article [review of Variation, 15 Feb 1868, pp. 243–4] is a disgrace.

WSD will keep CD’s queries about Hemiptera in mind. Secondary sexual characters are certainly more marked in exotic than in British species.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5898
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