Flies: the underappreciated pollinators

In this illuminating talk Dr Erica McAlister, senior curator of Flies and Fleas at the Natural History Museum, London, will describe the crucial role that members of the Diptera (flies) play in pollinating plants. Although maligned and mistrusted, flies are crucial to our ecosystems with over half of the described families containing pollinating species – and we are talking 1000’s of species. If you have a liking for chocolate, you’ll want to start looking after the flies.

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