Housemates getting on your nerves? The Eastern gray squirrel feels the same way about one of its parasitic pals, the bot fly. While the idea of parasites might make your skin crawl, these fascinating creatures demonstrate an impressive ability to adapt to their specific hosts and successfully complete their life cycle. Join Dr. Bronwyn W. Williams, Research Curator of Non-molluscan Invertebrates, and Megan McCuller, Collections Manager of Non-molluscan Invertebrates, for an exploration into the perilous relationship between parasites and their host species.
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