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To W. B. Tegetmeier   30 March [1867]


Believes beauty of male bird important for attracting mate in wild. Will be interested to hear how a dyed male pigeon is received by the hens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  30 Mar [1867]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5475

To H. W. Bates   30 March [1867]


Would like tabulation of horned beetles if not too troublesome, but would easily settle for general remarks.

On the subject of other species mocking Heliconidae, asks whether full-coloured ones were mocked. Expresses full belief in HWB’s theory.

Encloses a copy of A. R. Wallace’s letter to the Field requesting observations on which caterpillars birds devour.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Walter Bates
Date:  30 Mar [1867]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection), FF7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5476