RECORD: Darwin, C. R. 'Wallace tells me...terrestrial leaches' (6.1867) CUL-DAR81.16 Transcribed and edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online,

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June 21st 67

Wallace tells me that in the Eastern Islands there are terrestrial leaches longitudinally banded with bright colours: cased like Plenaria.

W. suspects that some lower marine animals are brightly coloured, as they are stinger on principle of caterpillars, but I doubt.

Darwin and Wallace met in London some time after 19 June 1867. See Darwin's Journal and Wallace to Darwin [19 June 1867].

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