Dr. Art Evans entomologist and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss a recent case of a bot fly parasitizing a dog in Richmond.
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 at 8:45 a.m. or at 5:44 p.m. on 88.9 WCVE, Richmond’s Public Radio station.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss the curious natural history of winter ants.
Photo: Worker winter ant, Prenolepis imparis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).
88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark shares an image of a beautiful beetle ensnared in a spider’s web with Entomologist Dr. Art Evans, triggering a discussion on the challenges of identifying insects from photos.
Photo: Buprestis rufipes (Coleoptera: Buprestidae).
88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark shares his observations of a bright green jumping spider with entomologist Dr. Art Evans.
Photo: Magnolia green jumper, Lyssomanes viridis.
88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark and Entomologist Dr. Art Evans discuss Marc Epstein’s new book, Moths, Myths, & Mosquitoes. Over the summer, Art had the opportunity to talk with Marc in his office at the California Department of Food and Agriculture in Sacramento, California.
How do you milk a cockroach? Very carefully! 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark and Entomologist Dr. Art Evans discuss the latest research on how a milk-like substance produced by the Pacific beetle cockroach might be harnessed to synthesize a nutritious food for hungry people around the world.
Photo: The Pacific beetle cockroach, Dioploptera punctata. Photo used with permission.
88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark and Entomologist Dr. Art Evans note the flurry of insect and spider activity that marks the approach of autumn.
Visit these web sites to identify the calls of cicadas and katydids:
88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark and Entomologist Dr. Art Evans discuss Art’s recent photo safari to western North America in support of his next book for Princeton University Press, Beetles of Western North America.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss the swarms of wandering gliders this time of year.