Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark talk about an Arizona lightningbug, a memory that its sighting conjured up, and why other insects have evolved similar color patterns as lightningbugs.
What's Bugging You?
Dr. Arthur V. Evans teams up with WCVE Public Radio producer Steve Clark for a weekly feature, “What’s Bugging You?,” which airs during NPR’s Morning Edition. The program takes its name from another of Evans’ books “What’s Bugging You – A Fond Look at the Animals We Love to Hate.”
Tune-in each Tuesday morning at 8:35 a.m. on 88.9 WCVE, Richmond’s Public Radio station.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss Art's month-long trip out West to take pictures in support of his next book, Beetles of Western North America.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark mark the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon with a discussion of its parasite, Columbicola extinctus.
The nearest relative of the passenger pigeon, the band-tailed pigeon, is distributed along the west coast of North America.
Annual cicadas herald the end of summer at Reedy Creek. Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark take a stroll along the James River on a hot September morning to listen to the wailing throng of cicadas.
Dr. Art Evans, Entomologist and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss Art’s “finds” along the James River in Richmond... damselflies, skippers, harvestmen, multicolored Asian lady beetles, fireflies and the longhorn beetle pictured here.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark take a look at what was captured overnight in one of Art’s blacklight traps set up at historic Belmead near Powhatan.
Dr. Art Evans talks with WCVE Public Radio producer Steve Clark about just what does make a beetle (Coleoptera) a beetle. Species in the order Coleoptera are generally characterized by a particularly hard exoskeleton and hard forewings (elytra). Beetles are endopterygotes, which means that they undergo complete metamorphosis, a biological process by which an animal physically develops after birth or hatching, undergoing a series of conspicuous and relatively abrupt change in the its body structure. Listen to find out more.