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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.


Timemas

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss a group of primitive stick insects called timemas that are found only in western North America.

For more information on timemas, visit Dr. Cristina Sandoval’s website.

Photo: Timema, possibly cristinae. Santa Barbara County, CA. © 2012, A.V. Evans.

Backyard Bug Survey, Part 2

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark carry on with the previous week's conversation on the value of backyard bug surveys. Local lists may provide valuable information to scientists studying insect distributions and the effects of climate change, or reveal the first records of an invasive species. You never know what you will find until you start looking!

Photo: Hummingbird moth, Hemaris thysbe. © 2011, A.V. Evans

On the Beach at Morro Bay

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans takes a trip down memory lane with WCVE producer Steve Clark. Art recently visited one of his childhood bug haunts along the central coast of California and photographed several insect species there that had captured his imagination some 40 years earlier while on a family camping trip.

Photo: The ‘Pictured Rove Beetle,’ Thinopinus pictus. © 2012, A.V. Evans

Our Polyphemus Moth Emerges

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE Public Radio producer Steve Clark discuss the emergence of a polyphemus moth from a cocoon found just outside the radio station by WCVE’s Shawn Evans.

Shawn and another fellow employee, Derrick Starr not only captured an image of the freshly emerged moth, but also that of its male suitor and the cocoon from which the female emerged.

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