Dr. Art Evans, entomologist and WCVE public Radio producer Steve Clark discuss the factors that determine the proclivities of nascent entomologists and Art’s fondness for beetles – scarabs in particular.
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.
Dr. Art Evans, entomologist and WCVE producer Steve Clark talk about a citizen science project designed to document North America’s lady beetles, especially the imperiled nine-spotted lady beetle (Coccinella novemnotata), fondly known as “C9.”
To discover more information, visit the Lost Ladybug Project.
Photo Credit: AP/Cornell University, Ellen Woods
Dr. Art Evans, entomologist and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss the entomological and etymological aspects of earwigs.
Dr. Art Evans, entomologist and WCVE producer Steve Clark ponder the ramifications of a mild winter on insect populations now and in the very near future.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss the possibilities surrounding the discovery of a polyphemus moth cocoon and what to do with preying mantis egg cases in the dead of winter.
Dr. Art Evans, entomologist and WCVE producer Steve Clark review an “A” insect collection and strain their eyes to read specimen locality and identification labels. For more information on starting an insect collection see Art’s “National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America.”
Dr. Art Evans and producer Steve Clark explore the juxtaposition of insects in art, literature, science, and popular culture.
Dr. Art Evans and producer Steve Clark have a rambling, yet engaging conversation about creepy basements, preserving spiders for scientific study, and introducing college students to the fascinating world of insects by making an insect collection.
The WBY team of Evans & Clark discusses the particulars of one of Evans’ latest projects, a beetle survey of the Bull Run Mountains.
Five hundred fifty-five species of beetles in 78 families are known from the area thus far, 72 of which are recorded in Virginia for the first time.
A synoptic collection from the project was presented to the Bull Run Mountains Conservancy for use in their educational programs.
Entomologist Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark compare and contrast insect zoos and butterfly houses. Butterfly houses are especially popular largely because their tenants do not suffer the stigma of being insects. Some of the great insects zoos and butterfly houses in eastern North America are found in Cincinnati, Montreal, New Orleans, Raleigh, and Washington, DC.