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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.

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Brood II Cicada Research and Citizen Science: Part 1 (Extended)

In this extended interview, Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark talk with Dr. John Cooley of magicicada.org to learn more about his project to map the broods of periodical cicadas and the role of citizen scientists in this effort.

WCVE Public Radio listeners have the opportunity to make important contributions to Cooley’s research. Learn more here.

Photo: Dr. John Cooley. Photo courtesy of magicicada.org

Citizen Science

What does one do these days if they are interested in data gathering? WCVE Public Radio producer Steve Clark presented the question to entomologist, Dr. Art Evans. He offered up answers from an entomology perspective, as well as other popular “citizen science” opportunities.

Fire Beetles: Mythical and Otherwise

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss beetles associated with fire, including the myth surrounding European stag and current research on the hypersensitive infrared detection system of Melanophila jewel beetles.

Photo: The fire beetle’s infrared organ, located near the base of the middle legs, can detect heat radiation from a distance (New Scientist: Helmut Schmitz/Uni Bonn).

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