Episode 6

Episode 6: Bloodworms


24 May 2019

21 mins 33 secs

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About this Episode

Yay! Bloodworms are in the pond at last! Jules is joined by the magnificent Dr Erica McAlister, world fly aficionado who is based at the Natural History Museum, London. We talk about chironomid larvae, commonly called bloodworms, and about why flies are such a fantastic part of the insect family tree. We also talk about their vital role in pond foodwebs.

In the latter stages, Erica mentions the Dipterist's Forum, the The Society for the study of flies. You can find loads more about this brilliant society (and join in!) here: http://www.dipteristsforum.org.uk