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What's Bugging You?

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 morning at 8:35 a.m. on 88.9 WCVE, Richmond’s Public Radio station.

Visit Evans’ Blog or Facebook pages for more insight into the world of insects.


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.

Oak Treehoppers

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss the natural history of a very colorful denizen of white oaks here in Virginia, the oak treehopper, Platycotis vittata. Both males and females may be horned or hornless.

Photos: Nymphs and two color forms of the adult oak treehopper, Platycotis vittata. © 2013, Arthur V. Evans. All rights reserved.

Special Report: 17 Year Periodical Cicadas

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark hit the road in search of periodical cicadas.

Discover more, vist our Cicada Watch: Brood II page.

Photo: All three species of 17-year cicadas were found at Taylors Creek. From top to bottom: Magicicada septendecula, M. septendecim, and M. cassini. © 2013, Arthur V. Evans. All rights reserved.

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