Encloses a shabby little Morpo [sic], from Rio Grande do Sul. Can Waterhouse give him the name on a postcard and if it is a common species? [Morpho thamyris ?Felder].
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Transcriber: Benny, Ruth
Transcription date: January 28, 2014
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May 11th 1909
Dear Mr Waterhouse
I enclose a shabby little morpho, from Rio Grande do Sul1. Can you give me the name on a post-card, and if it is a common species?
Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]
1. Rio Grande do Sul is the Southernmost state in Brazil.
2. Written at the end of the letter in an unidentified hand is: "The insect seems a much rubber [?] specimen of Morpho thamyris, Felder not uncommon in Southern Brazil. 12.v.09 Jattern [?]".
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