Join this webcast on April 6 at 11 AM and 2 PM ET "Smithsonian Science How: Assassin Flies - Predators of the Insect World"
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April 6, 2017, at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM ET
Meet Dr. Torsten Dikow, an entomologist at the National Museum of Natural History. Marvel at how predatory assassin flies are able to catch other insects, even larger ones, during flight. In this webinar, your students will:
Learn about the incredible biodiversity of these flies, with more than 7,500 species distributed around the globe.
Join Torsten on a journey through southern Africa, Australia, and the U.S., where he captures flies to figure out their evolutionary relationships.
See how Torsten has been able to describe almost 70 new species of assassin and related flies by examining their body features and DNA.
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