Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss the downside of spraying for mosquitoes and some simple ways to reduce mosquito breeding sites at home.
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.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark note that late spring and summer is the peak of Lyme disease season.
For more information on Lyme disease and its prevention, please visit here.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss two of Steve’s springtime jewel beetle finds, the red bud borer, Ptosima gibbicollis, and an as-of-yet-to-be identified species of Chrysobothris.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark talk about the Makech, an ironclad beetle (Zopherus chilensis) that is adorned and worn as a living brooch.
Read a Smithsonian article about the Makech here.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss a new article in the Journal of Experimental Biology on how many moths, especially smaller species, launch themselves into the air with a jump before taking flight.
Watch a short video by the New York Times on how moths jump to become airborne.