Dr. Art Evans, entomologist and WCVE producer Steve Clark explore insect collecting of another kind - insect stamp collecting. The image is a first day cover of a series of beetle postage stamps rendered in 1987 by one of Art's professors at the University of Pretoria, Erik Holm.
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.
A new field guide hits the stands!
Dr. Art Evans, entomologist and WCVE producer Steve Clark review a fabulous new field guide by Dennis Paulson, “Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East,” published by Princeton University Press.
Link mentioned in this segment: United States Geologic Survey webpage for dragonflies and damselflies of Virginia
Photo: R.A. Nonenmacher
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.
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.