Beetles and bloodsuckers

On #NHM_Live this month, we took a peek at the collections and had your questions about beetles and parasites answered live by Museum experts.

Max Barclay, Senior Curator in Charge of Coleoptera, took you behind the scenes to explore some of the Museum's beetle collections. He joined Tom Pennance in the Attenborough Studio, who introduced us to the wonderful world of parasites.

Also in this episode, discover some of the unusual fossils nineteenth-century collector Mary Anning found on the Jurassic Coast, catch a natural history news round-up and discover the identity of the mystery specimen of the month.

This #NHM_Live was broadcast on 27 March 2019.

Explore the collections

From giant fossil mammals to mysterious moths, uncover the colourful stories behind some of the Museum's most fascinating specimens.