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Mantisflies

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss that natural history of a predatory insect that looks like a mantis, but is more closely related to a doodlebug.

Frog-killing Beetle Larvae

Dr. Art Evans, entomologist and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss a recently published scientific study in Israel that reveals the gruesome feeding habits of larval ground beetles in the genus Epomis. Using their mouthparts and antennae as lures, hungry larvae draw the attention of hungry and much larger frogs and toads with often deadly results.

To read the original research and to see more photos, visit here.

Off With Their Heads!

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark explore the world of ant-decapitating flies and discuss new research on their behavior.

Photo above: An ant-decapitating fly (Phoridae: Pseudacteon sp.) inspects a potential host for its offspring, a fire ant (Formicidae: Solenopsis macdonaghi) in El Palmar National Park, Entre Rios, Argentina.

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