RECORD: Darwin, C. R. Wallace A.R `Malay Arch' 1869 II: 313 [Malay Archipelago]. [1869] CUL-DAR81.146 Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker, edited by John van Wyhe. (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker, corrected and edited by John van Wyhe. RN1


Editorial symbols used in the transcription:
[some text] 'some text' is an editorial insertion
[some text] 'some text' is the conjectured reading of an ambiguous word or passage
[some text] 'some text' is a description of a word or passage that cannot be transcribed
< > word(s) destroyed
<some text> 'some text' is a description of a destroyed word or passage
Text in small red font is a hyperlink or notes added by the editors.

Reproduced with the permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library and William Huxley Darwin.


Wallace. The Malay. Arch. 1869. vol. 2 p. 313

4 species of Horned fly — a new genus in N. Guinea — Elaphomia 1/2 inch long — The horns spring from beneath the eyes — in largish species nearly as long as body & black.

In another sp. 1/3 length of body, "of a beautiful pink colour, edged with black, and with a pale central stripe." Whole insect very elegant appearance — like horns of red deer presented like elk. None of the ♀ have any trace of the Horns. — in one species neither sex have horns. —

This document has been accessed 3274 times

Return to homepage

Citation: John van Wyhe, editor. 2002-. The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online. (

File last updated 2 July, 2012