Entomologist Dr. Art Evans discusses with WCVE producer Steve Clark how he has retooled a course for non-science majors from observing insects in the field to exploring the intricacies of their anatomy in the lab.
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.
WCVE producer Steve Clark queries entomologist Dr. Art Evans as to what entomologists do during the dead of winter.
Winter barking, or peeling bark from dead logs, often produces the larvae of beetles that are seldom collected as adults. Case in point, the larva of the callirhipid beetle (Zenoa picea) pictured above, photographed on New Year's Day at Belmead in Powhatan County.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark take on a short list of uninvited insect guests that regularly find their way into our homes each winter, including camel crickets, multicolored Asian lady beetles, and brown marmorated stink bugs.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss a familiar denizen of basements across eastern North America.
For information on how you can contribute to a citizen science project studying these fascinating animals, please visit this website.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss the conspicuous galls produced by the goldenrod gall fly.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss bugs in winter -- where they go, who eats them, and places to look for their eggs, larvae, and cocoons.
Photo: Spring nymphs, such as this wheel bug, Arilus cristatus, spend their winters as eggs laid in batches on tree bark.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark get into the holiday spirit with a discussion of eucalyptus-eating beetles down under and South African cicadas, as well as some entomological humbugs and chimeras.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark talk about the buck moth, a beautiful fall insect that earned its common name as a result of some curious and inaccurate observations.
Photo: (top) A dorsal and side view of a female buck moth, Hemileuca maia (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). © 2012, John Irby. (bottom) The larva of the buck moth, Hemileuca maia, is well defended with venomous spines. © 2013, Arthur V. Evans. All rights reserved.