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What's Bugging You?

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.

Visit Evans’ Blog or Facebook pages for more insight into the world of insects.


Off With Their Heads!

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark explore the world of ant-decapitating flies and discuss new research on their behavior.

Photo above: An ant-decapitating fly (Phoridae: Pseudacteon sp.) inspects a potential host for its offspring, a fire ant (Formicidae: Solenopsis macdonaghi) in El Palmar National Park, Entre Rios, Argentina.

Battling Beetles

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss Doug Emlen’s new book, “Animal Weapons: The Evolution of Battle,” that, among other topics, examines the costs and benefits of being a well-armed beetle.

To find out more about the book, visit animalweapons.com. Learn more about Emlen’s research here.

“a spider and a fly”

Dr. Art Evans, Entomologist, points out that “What’s Bugging You” often is one of those intersections where science meets the arts. During a lull in a recent recording session, producer Steve Clark pulled out his dog-eared copy of “archy and mehitabel” and read a little story to Art that makes the point.

In this episode Art and Steve flip roles to present a narration of “a spider and a fly” by Don Marquis.

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