88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark and entomologist, Dr. Art Evans discuss Art’s “discovery” of a beetle new to him while looking at a litter sample at the Virginia Museum of Natural History.
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.
Dr. Kal Ivanov of the Virginia Museum of Natural History joins entomologist Dr. Art Evans and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark to talk about ants and plants and their interactions in Virginia and beyond.
Photo: An ant in the genus Aphaenogaster carrying a bloodroot seed. Note the pale, fleshy proteinaceous elaisome used by the ant to carry the seed. Photo used with permission, © 2015 by Mike Dunn.
88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark and entomologist, Dr. Art Evans suggest ways for listeners to effectively reduce mosquito populations in their yards without relying on harmful pesticides.
88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark and entomologist, Dr. Art Evans note the recent adoption of the garter snake as Virginia’s official state reptile and discuss the selection process for state insects across the United States.
88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark and entomologist, Dr. Art Evans discuss how cockroaches and stick insects have inspired advances in robot technology.
Paige Howorth, entomologist at the San Diego Zoo, returns to What’s Bugging You? to provide an update on the zoo’s efforts to breed the rare Lord Howe Island stick insect in captivity.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and Paige Howorth continue their discussion about efforts to breed the rare Lord Howe Island stick insect in captivity and the preparations to establish and assurance colony at the San Diego Zoo.
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