Penguin

9780143134275

STARRED REVIEW

Super Fly

From wound-healing maggots to flies that helped overturn wrongful convictions, there’s much to learn about the heroism of these tiny creatures.

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Review of ‘Super Fly’

Without flies, there would be no chocolate. Birds, bees and butterflies get all the pollination press, but according to biologist and ethologist Jonathan Balcombe, flies are the unsung heroes of the pollen-transfer game. The cacao tree is “one of the most devilishly difficult plants to pollinate,” and teeny-tiny midges are the only creatures that can…

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