Dr. Art Evans, entomologist, and WCVE producer Steve Clark marvel at the recent irruption of fall cankerworms in central Virginia.
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.
Dr. Art Evans, entomologist, and WCVE Producer Steve Clark explore the lives of grasshoppers from plagues of biblical proportion to objects of gastronomic delight.
Photo: Jonathan Hornung
Dr. Art Evans, entomologist and WCVE producer Steve Clark review Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America published by Princeton University Press. Art notes that this book is out just in time for National Moth Week that is coming up on July 23-29, 2012.
For more information on the book, visit here.
To find out more about National Moth Week, visit here.
What’s eating you?
Dr. Art Evans, entomologist and WCVE producer Steve Clark marvel at fleas, past and present. They discuss the flea’s role in the Black Death, reveal the source of the flea’s jump, and speculate on what ancient flea-like insects recently discovered as fossils in China ate for dinner.
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.
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.