Reference numberMC/4/260
TitleLetter from John [Collingwood] Haile, civil engineer and surveyor, Willow Vale, Shepherd's Bush, to the Secretary of the Royal Society
Date26 September 1848
DescriptionSending the Society a grub or caterpillar with a sprout growing from its head as a specimen of natural curiosity. Haile names the Māori name for this specimen as E'awato and claims they infest the Kumera [kūmara] plantations and the E'rata tree [Rātā].
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