Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss that natural history of a predatory insect that looks like a mantis, but is more closely related to a doodlebug.
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 discuss a recently published scientific study in Israel that reveals the gruesome feeding habits of larval ground beetles in the genus Epomis. Using their mouthparts and antennae as lures, hungry larvae draw the attention of hungry and much larger frogs and toads with often deadly results.
To read the original research and to see more photos, visit here.
Dr. Art Evans, entomologist and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss the factors that determine the proclivities of nascent entomologists and Art’s fondness for beetles, scarabs in particular.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss the effort underway to protect monarchs in the United States by having them declared as a federally threatened species.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss the primary reasons for the decline of monarchs over the past two decades and some of the things that can be done to help bolster the the food supply for their larvae.
For more information on native species of milkweeds and sources of seeds, visit here.