Dr. Art Evans, entomologist and 88.9 WCVE producer, Steve Clark discuss the results of a quiz given to Art’s students to test their insect identification skills. Their results were expected and disappointing.
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 talk about velvet ants, their defensive strategies, and a recent study detailing their mimicry complexes in North America.
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.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark note that late summer is high season for fruit flies in the home!
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans shares his recent visit to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles with 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark. Art suggests that an insect survey in Richmond similar to that of the BioSCAN project conducted by the museum might turn up some interesting results right here in Virginia.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark note a recent survey in the United Kingdom that documents the public’s general unfamiliarity with the local bee fauna.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss an upcoming study that finds monarchs on the East Coast are not in decline.
Download (PDF) a list of nectar plants that are attractive to adult monarchs.