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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 at 8:45 a.m. or at 5:44 p.m. on 88.9 WCVE, Richmond’s Public Radio station.

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


Leaping Moths

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss a new article in the Journal of Experimental Biology on how many moths, especially smaller species, launch themselves into the air with a jump before taking flight.

Watch a short video by the New York Times on how moths jump to become airborne.

Swarms!!!

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss spring insect swarms, including those of green midges and eastern subterranean termites.

Lab Added to Medical and Veterinary Entomology Course at R-MC

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark review plan’s for the summer that include the development of a new lab section for Art’s course at Randolph-Macon College in the fall.

Photo: Ticks, lice, fleas, and flies of all sorts will be among the medically important arthropods collected over the summer for students to examine in the fall.

Harbingers of Spring

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss the emergence of spring insects indoors and out.

Photo: Only a few millimeters long, this bright red soft winged flower beetle, Anthocomus equestris (Coleoptera: Melyridae) is quite conspicuous in homes as it walks across walls and windows.

Mantisflies

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss that natural history of a predatory insect that looks like a mantis, but is more closely related to a doodlebug.

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