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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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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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Euphoria! I have found you!

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark note the recent publication of the long-awaited monograph of the scarab beetle genus Euphoria. Art recalls a story about stumbling across a specimen of a North American species of Euphoria in the South African Museum in Cape Town that was mistakenly described as a brand new genus and species from South Africa.

Bugs in Winter

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss bugs in winter -- where they go, who eats them, and places to look for their eggs, larvae, and cocoons.

Photo: Spring nymphs, such as this wheel bug, Arilus cristatus, spend their winters as eggs laid in batches on tree bark.

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