Thursday, October 28, 2021

Arthro-Pod EP 99: Spinetingling Tales of Parasitic Flies with Dr. Erica McAlister

Welcome to our annual spooktacular! We like to try and find a topic every year that will fit the Halloween season and we are honored that Dr. Erica McAlister, senior curator at the Natural History Museum in London, could join us for a recording session. Her book “The Secret Life of Flies” is one of the top sellers in entomology on Amazon and she was the keynote speaker at ESA in 2019. We cover Chapter 9 of her book which is focused on parasitic flies! Tune in for Dipteran appreciation, body horror, and most importantly, bot flies!

Show notes: 

Check out "The Secret Life of Flies" to read along with us for this episode! 

You can find Erica on twitter @flygirlNHM
or read about her work with the NHM here

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