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To August Weismann   6 December 1875

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Comments on AW’s essay [on "Axolotl", Z. Wiss. Zool. 25 (suppl.) (1875): 297–342] with respect to evolutionary reversion. Peloric flowers must also be considered reversion.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leopold Friedrich August (August) Weismann
Date:  6 Dec 1875
Classmark:  DAR 148: 345
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10289

To August Weismann   1 and 4 May 1875

Summary

Comments on AW’s work [Studien zur Descendenz-Theorie, vol. 1 (1875)].

On seasonal dimorphism in Lepidoptera in relation to sexual selection.

Discusses evolutionary reversion.

Comments on birds’ avoiding brightly coloured caterpillars. Offers references on subject.

Alpheus Hyatt says Franz Hilgendorf mistaken [about Planorbis multiformis].

Quotes from letter from J. J. Weir on birds’ rejection of brightly-coloured caterpillars.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leopold Friedrich August (August) Weismann
Date:  1 and 4 May 1875
Classmark:  DAR 148: 344
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9965
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