Lit&Phil Natural History Section - The Making of a Marvel, The Inside Out of Flies - Erica McAlister

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Online via Zoom


Erica McAlister, Senior Curator, Flies and Fleas, The Natural History Museum, will highlight many of the amazing structures, behaviours and ecology of some of our most maligned of animals – the flies. Flies are one of the mega-diverse groups of animals that dominate this planets biota, and as such are incredibly important in ecosystems – from pollination to decomposition they are essential. Their ecological diversity is a result from a flexible form – from the marvellous maggots to the ferocious flyers – flies have managed to penetrate most regions on the planet (and even ones beyond). From the tips of their antennae to the end of their abdomens they have adapted, modified and manipulated their bodies, and some of these modifications are providing us with some amazing inspiration. Join us online at 7.30pm.

The Natural History Section is a registered charity with the aim of encouraging greater appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of natural history, particularly in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (VC55). All Natural History Section members will be sent details via email. We are funded by membership subscriptions but non-members are welcome to join us at these events - we would like to ask guests for a voluntary donation (£5 suggested amount) for this online session to help fund our objectives:
Natural History Section members will be sent details via email. Guests are also welcome to join us online via Zoom from 7.00pm on Wednesday 05.01.2022, book your place here:

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