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Sphinx (Deilephila) Lineata

Nature volume 20, page 432 | Download Citation

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As this insect is “unquestionably rare in England,” and not common anywhere (“D. Daucus, a native of North America, being placed for it ”—according to Mr. Stephens—“in collections”), perhaps I may be allowed to mention that a beautiful and perfect specimen of it was secured in my garden, on the 15th inst., by my little son, William Cecil. He was attracted to its resting-place in a wigelia bush by the flight there of a common gamma, and to his credit, inclosed it gently in his hand without the slightest injury—a prize indeed for a collector eight years old!

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  1. Bregner, Bournemouth, August 18

    • HENRY CECIL

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