Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark talk about velvet ants, their defensive strategies, and a recent study detailing their mimicry complexes in North America.
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 discuss the insects attracted to a dead turkey.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans shares his “death scene” set up for his Randolph-Macon students with 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark. The day was hot and muggy and within minutes, the frozen “victim” had already begun to attract a few blow flies, yellow jackets and rove beetles.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans fills 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark in on some of the “behind the scenes” preparations for Art’s Medical & Veterinary Entomology Course. Thanks to Lakeside Animal Hospital, The Nit Fairies, and Dr. Dini Miller at Virginia Tech for all the tick, flea, head louse, and bed bug specimens!
Photo (top): Head louse, Pediculus humanus (Psocodea: Pediculidae). © 2015, Arthur V. Evans. All rights reserved.
Photo (bottom): Bed bug, Cimex lectularius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae). © 2015, Arthur V. Evans. All rights reserved.