When we think of flies we generally think of pretty nasty things.
Pestilence, death, and decay - loud, irritating and dirty little insects with no redeeming qualities which are probably close to the top of the list of things that people have absolutely no problem with killing.
But are we doing flies a disservice? Is there more to these insects than meets the eye?
Dr. Erica McAlister, Senior Curator of Diptera and Siphonaptera at the Natural History Museum of London & author of ‘The Secret Life of Flies’ & 'The Inside Out of Flies' joined Jonathan to discuss.