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To H. H. Leng   26 February 1882

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CD cannot answer his question concerning the death of earthworms. The usual cause is through parasitic larva of a fly. Worms are susceptible to certain poisons from plants.

Glad his book [Earthworms] has interested HHL.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hilary Howard Leng
Date:  26 Feb 1882
Classmark:  St George’s College Library, Quilmes, Argentina (tipped into a copy of Earthworms)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13709A
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