Insect Minute

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Sinopse

Insect Minute was a collaboration between the NC State Insect Museum and WKNC 88.1 FM to highlight interesting aspects of the world of entomology.

Episódios

  • Social Insects

    Social Insects

    04/12/2012 Duração: 01min

    Our resident entomology expert Heather Campbell brings us another Insect Minute. This week’s topic: social insects.

  • Bioluminescence

    Bioluminescence

    05/11/2012 Duração: 01min

    Our resident entomology expert Heather Campbell brings us another Insect Minute. This week’s topic: bioluminescence.

  • Medical Insects

    Medical Insects

    15/10/2012 Duração: 01min

    Our resident entomology expert Heather Campbell brings us another Insect Minute. This week’s topic: medical insects.

  • Termites

    Termites

    25/09/2012 Duração: 01min

    Our resident entomology expert Heather Campbell brings us another Insect Minute. This week’s topic: termites.

  • Cockroaches

    Cockroaches

    17/09/2012 Duração: 01min

    Our resident entomology expert Heather Campbell brings us another Insect Minute. This week’s topic: cockroaches.

  • Bed Bugs

    Bed Bugs

    10/08/2012 Duração: 01min

    Our resident entomology expert Heather Campbell brings us another Insect Minute. This week’s topic: bed bugs.

  • Ticks

    Ticks

    06/08/2012 Duração: 01min

    This may be the “Insect Minute,” but a tick is no insect! Ticks are a part of the subclass Acari making them close relatives of mites and distantly related to spiders. Ticks have four life stages, beginning as an egg that hatches into a six-legged larva. The six-legged larva immediately sets out to look for an appropriate host to find a blood meal. Ticks, both male and female, need blood to continue to the next stage of development. Once the larva has fed it will molt into an eight-legged nymph which, after feeding, will molt into a reproductive adult.

  • Cicadas

    Cicadas

    27/07/2012 Duração: 01min

    If there is an insect that represents the feeling of summer, I would argue it is the Cicada. At an afternoon baseball game or cook out, a chorus of male cicadas are there providing a soundtrack, doing their most animated singing at the warmest point of the day. This association between summer and cicadas is not unique to North Carolina or North America for that matter.

  • The Biggest Insect

    The Biggest Insect

    18/07/2012 Duração: 01min

    When you are in a specialized career, like entomology for example, you are bound to get many questions. Some of the common questions we get are “What is the most dangerous insect?” “Which has the worst sting?” or “Who would win in a fight between place two large insects that would never cross paths here?” We’ll save these questions for future Insect Minutes. The question that we seek to answer this week is, “What is the biggest insect?”

  • The Arctic Woolly Bear Moth

    The Arctic Woolly Bear Moth

    13/07/2012 Duração: 01min

    As a kid in North Carolina, many of us grew up with the notion that banded woolly bear caterpillars could be used to predict the severity and length of the coming winter. If the band around the center of the caterpillar’s body was wide, we knew we were in for a winter full of snow days and sledding! I am sorry to report that this is, indeed, a wives’ tale. There can be a lot of color variation within one clutch of banded woolly bear caterpillar eggs and the band width typically grows with age. Disappointed? Me too.

  • The Wonderful World of Bees!

    The Wonderful World of Bees!

    21/06/2012 Duração: 01min

    Furry, colorful and industrious bees radiate a charisma that people are naturally drawn to. After all, they produce the celebrated product, honey, and pollinate crops and gardens. Like most people, I knew there were three kinds of bees: the honey bee, the bumblebee and the carpenter bee. What I did not realize until I started studying bees, is that there are over 20,000 species of bees world wide and that these represent only a small portion of the bee diversity out there. There are over 3,500 species in the United States!