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From H. T. Stainton   20 February 1868

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Sends a preliminary reply to CD’s query [5890]. Ten males to one female among captured micro-Lepidoptera. Six females to four or five males in those he has bred. HTS is aware this is diametrically opposed to information from [Alexander] Wallace and Bates, but the true proportion of sexes can only be ascertained by breeding.

Author:  Henry Tibbats Stainton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 86: A6–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5903

From H. T. Stainton   29 February 1868

Summary

Replies to CD on proportion of sexes in butterflies, coloration of moths, and courtship. Encloses copies of letters on these subjects between HTS, Henry Doubleday, and John Hellins.

Author:  Henry Tibbats Stainton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 85: B52-3; DAR 86: A16;
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5960

From H. T. Stainton   7 March 1868

Summary

Protective coloration in butterflies.

[Alexander] Wallace’s suggestion that collecting larger larvae of females accounts for error in counting proportion of sexes.

Author:  Henry Tibbats Stainton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Mar 1868
Classmark:  DAR 86: A19–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5994

From H. T. Stainton   15 January 1874

Summary

Encloses R. McLachlan’s certificate of nomination for Royal Society. Hopes CD will sign it, as McLachlan is the most philosophic member of the Entomological Society in years.

Author:  Henry Tibbats Stainton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Jan 1874
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Manuscripts MSS DAR 25)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9243
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