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Flies are everywhere. They're in our homes, beneath of the streets of our cities, and even in the frozen depths of lakes. There are some 17 million flies for each and every one of us on the planet and some 24 species that feed on wombat dung alone. And yet, despite their great number and great geographic spread, the world of the fly is relatively unknown.

Luckily, the fly has a wonderful champion in @ericamcalister, Senior Curator @nhmlondon who shines a light on these extraordinary creatures in her terrific book, The Secret Life of Flies. The book takes readers from the archives of the Natural History Museum to mountains in Peru via drains and cow pats to introduce us to tipsy vinegar flies, bat flies swimming through the fur of their hosts and artic gall midges that can survive temperatures of below -62 degrees celsius.

With an enthusiasm and a wonderful knack for story-telling, McAlistair has crafted a book that is a delightful ramble through the world of flies.

Find out more
https://www.museumbookstore.com/products/the-secret-life-of-flies

She may have signed my copy of her book a while ago, but here she is making it look like it was signed today @ericamcalister hero to flies everywhere!

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I LOVE BUGS. And now even flies have joined my list of fascinating insects thanks to Eric's gnatter (😏) with @ericamcalister a.k.a Fly Girl at London's Natural History Museum 🏛🕷🐝🐜 Check it!
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‪Ep37 🐝 Flies. I visit London's Natural History Museum to learn about flies with entomologist Dr Erica McAllister. It's an awesome #TopicalIslandPod. On Apple Podcasts & SoundCloud.
Art by the awesome @Fsh_bwl

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Just had that amazing feeling of when you purchase a book and know from just reading the introduction that it's going to be brilliant! The Secret Life of Flies is written with passion and deep knowledge...which is still a rare thing. Entomologist Erica McAlister explores the amazing contribution of flies to the world's biodiversity and economy...giving us great reasons not just to complain about them and swot them dead! I grew up in Alice Springs...sometimes considered fly central so l've always had a fascination about these amazing creatures.
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McFly's book launch this fine evening... A spectacularly good book by @ericamcalister :-) #grantmuseumofzoology #flybook #ericamcalister #fliesinthefaceofadversity

Who knew flies were such a varied and complex bunch - with so many secrets! Delve into their hidden world with Erica McAlister's book - THE SECRET LIFE OF FLIES.
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A dorsal view of a Tachina grossa specimen under the microscope, provided by the Natural History Museum, and Dr Erica McAlister for today's class.

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