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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.


True Katydid

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss the natural history of the true katydid and how its call suggested the name for an entire group of leafy green insects.

Photo: Steve Clark

The Dobsonfly

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark marvel at one of the largest insects in eastern North America, the dobsonfly.

Photo: Male dobsonflies have outsized mandibles, but don't deliver much of bite. However, female dobsonflies will deliver a painful nip if carelessly handled. © 2013, Arthur V. Evans. All rights reserved.

Old World, New World

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss the faunal relationships of eastern North American insects with species of the Pacific Northwest, eastern Asia, and Europe.

Photo: A male striped June beetle, Polyphylla occidentalis. © 2013, Arthur V. Evans. All rights reserved.

The Last Hurrah

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark share some of their last experiences with Brood II periodical cicadas. Thanks to a WBY? listener in Bumpass, Virginia, Art was able to photograph cicadas mating and laying eggs.

Thanks to everyone for contributing their Brood II observations to Cicadawatch 2013.

Photo: Seventeen-year cicadas, Magicicada septendecim, mating and laying eggs. © 2013, Arthur V. Evans. All rights reserved.

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