RECORD: Darwin, C. R. 'In British Museum / Mischocyttarus labiatus'. (nd) CUL-DAR48.B9 Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker. (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker and John van Wyhe, corrections and textual notes by van Wyhe 12.2010. RN1

NOTE: Written in pencil on grey blue paper, verso blank.

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In British Museum

Mischocyttarus labiatus (Social Vespidae with cylindrical cells are they true & equally distant—

Icaria is social Vesp. with external cells hexagonal in direct row on a Branch— Get drawing

(For my theory I must assume that Bees can make spheres & at given distance

The wasp with Hexagonal Comb is a sub-genus of Polistes

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