The Sweeney Todd of Nymphs

Nick Mills uncovers the macabre humor behind the naming of the Sweeney Todd and goes on to explore the personalities behind many famous fly names, among them the Hendrickson, Adams and Hornberg. “Sweeney Todd, the man, was apparently fictional, and first appeared in English literature in the 19th century as a throat-cutting killer who met his end dangling from the Old Bailey’s gibbet.” On

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