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Dr. Art Evans

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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 WCVE Public Radio. Visit Evans’ Blog or Facebook page for more insight into the world of insects.

Articles by Dr. Art Evans

What Makes a Beetle a Beetle

Dr. Art Evans talks with WCVE Public Radio producer Steve Clark about just what does make a beetle (Coleoptera) a beetle. Species in the order Coleoptera are generally characterized by a particularly hard exoskeleton and hard forewings (elytra). Beetles are endopterygotes, which means that they undergo complete metamorphosis, a biological process by which an animal physically develops after birth or hatching, undergoing a series of conspicuous and relatively abrupt change in the its body structure. Listen to find out more.

Buck Moths Revisted

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark talk about the buck moth, a beautiful fall insect that earned its common name as a result of some curious and inaccurate observations.

Photo: (top) A dorsal and side view of a female buck moth, Hemileuca maia (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). © 2012, John Irby. (bottom) The larva of the buck moth, Hemileuca maia, is well defended with venomous spines. © 2013, Arthur V. Evans. All rights reserved.

Wheel Bug

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss a harbinger of fall, the wheel bug.

Photo: Wheel bug, Arilus cristatus, nymph and adult. © 2008, 2013, Arthur V. Evans. All rights reserved.

Aphids

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss the fascinating world of aphids.

Photo: Oleander aphids, Aphis nerii (Hemiptera: Aphididae). © 2011, Arthur V. Evans. All rights reserved.

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