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The home for Arthro-Pod,the podcast that teaches you about the weird and wonderful world of insects!

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  • Arthro-Pod EP 85: Napoleon versus Insects Part 1

    Arthro-Pod EP 85: Napoleon versus Insects Part 1

    31/03/2021

     Hello bug lovers! Today is the first part in a multi-part series that will focus on the history of Napoleon Bonaparte and his very special interactions with insects and the pathogens they may harbor. This is a labor of love from host Michael Skvarla and this first episode is a prelude of sorts. Tune in to learn about the context in which Napoleon ascends to power, thus being informed for the future episodes that will have more entomology flavor to them. Portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1792,  aged 23, as lieutenant-colonel of a battalion of Corsican Republican volunteers, by Henri Félix Emmanuel Philippoteaux.Show notes and imagesJames Gillray's policital cartoons helped cement the image of Napoleon as a short, angry man in the public imagination. Shown here is "Maniac-raving's-or-Little Boney in a strong fit", which is characteristic of Gillray's depictions of Napoleon.Portrait of King Louis XVI by Antoine-François Callet.The regional Parlements in 1789. Note the extreme differences in

  • Arthro-Pod EP 84: Pollinator Health with Judy Wu-Smart

    Arthro-Pod EP 84: Pollinator Health with Judy Wu-Smart

    09/03/2021

     Hello bug lovers! Join us today as we meet up with Dr. Judy Wu-Smart of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to talk about her work with pollinator health. Dr. Wu-Smart runs the Bee Lab at UNL and is focused on mitigating stresses on honey bee hives and developing practical advice for beekeepers to use. She's also been in the news lately and we'll talk all about that experience. Tune in!Show Notes:UNL Bee Lab: https://entomology.unl.edu/bee-labFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/unlbeelab/Great Plains Anywhere Lecturehttps://mediahub.unl.edu/media/14994Judy Wu-Smart: UNL Directory: https://entomology.unl.edu/faculty/dr-judy-wu-smartInstagram: @hapbeeladyTwitter: @JudyWuSmart1 Article: https://journalstar.com/news/local/chemicals-dont-just-disappear-persistence-by-researchers-residents-uncovers-pesticide-contamination-at-mead-plant/article_8d31dc75-dcdf-5ed5-b263-c4e158b4a11c.html

  • Arthro-Pod EP 83: My Pheromones Bring all the Bugs to the Yard

    Arthro-Pod EP 83: My Pheromones Bring all the Bugs to the Yard

    24/02/2021

     Hello bug lovers! On today's episode of Arthro-Pod the crew reunites after taking a small sabbatical and they are excited to bring you more entomology podcast fun. This episode focuses on pheromones in insects. Pheromones play an important role in the success of many different species of insect. We cover the basics of why insects use them, what the various kinds are, and how we have adapted these chemical cues to our own pest control ends. Tune in!Image courtesy of: https://www.mdpi.com/2075-4450/5/2/399/htmShow Noteshttps://www.si.edu/spotlight/buginfo/pheromoneshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PheromoneCommunication systems in insectsRecent work done at Penn State by former PhD student Anjel Helmshttps://cals.arizona.edu/yavapai/anr/hort/byg/archive/pheromones2012.htmlhttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/267512282_Use_of_Pheromones_in_Insect_Pest_Management_with_Special_Attention_to_Weevil_PheromonesQuestions? Comments? Follow the show on Twitter @Arthro_PodshowFollow the hos

  • Arthro-Pod EP 82: Forest Entomology with Dr. Jess Hartshorn

    Arthro-Pod EP 82: Forest Entomology with Dr. Jess Hartshorn

    10/02/2021

     Today we talk with Dr. Jess Hartshorn of Clemson University. We dive into her research on forest health, including how invasive callery pear may be affecting arthropod communities, as well as what it's like to be a woman in a male-dominated field and her efforts to promote equality through Feminist Forester. Tune in to hear about this and more on this episode of Arthro-Pod!Show NotesJess is promoting the North American Forest Insect Work Conference which is being held virtually May 25-28, 2021. Here is the site: https://ccaps.umn.edu/2021-north-american-forest-insect-work-conferenceYou can find her lab at https://cuforesthealth.weebly.com/Questions? Comments? Follow the show on Twitter @Arthro_PodshowFollow the hosts on Twitter @bugmanjon, @JodyBugsmeUNL, and @MSkvarla36Get the show through Apple Podcasts!Subscribe to our feed on Feedburner!  We're also on Stitcher!This episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Com

  • Arthro-Pod EP 81- Dr. Harold Harlan and the Modern Bed Bug Resurgence

    Arthro-Pod EP 81- Dr. Harold Harlan and the Modern Bed Bug Resurgence

    21/10/2020

     Tune in today as Dr. Jody Green, of the Arthro-Pod gang, sits down to interview living legend, Dr. Harold Harlan. They discuss Dr. Harlan's career as an entomologist as well as the history of his infamous bed bug colony. Plus, they dive in to the history of the modern bed bug resurgence. All that and more on Arthro-Pod!Drs. Green and Harlan at the Entomological Society of America 2019 meetingShow Notes-Possible reasons for resurgence include: o   Increase in international travel o   Changes in pest management o   Insecticide resistance mechanisms o   Lack of reaction to bed bugs o   Adaptation of bed bugs to alternative hosts o   Bed bugs and poultry farms o   Ability of bed bugs to go months without a blood meal o   High density housing and high turnover   Resources:   Book: Monograph of Cimicidae Usinger 1966 (pdf) https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Monograph-of-Cimicidae-(Hemiptera%2C-Heteroptera)-Hoogstraal

  • Arthro-Pod EP 80: Chagas disease and kissing bugs

    Arthro-Pod EP 80: Chagas disease and kissing bugs

    19/08/2020

    Tune in today to hear the Arthro-Pod gang discuss Chagas disease and kissing bugs. All the hosts have had questions asked of them about this disease and the insect that can help vector the causal parasite. There are lots of stories out there about the dangers but what is the truth about Chagas in much of the US? We'll cover the parasite, the disease, and kissing bugs like the eastern bloodsucking conenose in this episode!Triatoma infestans one of the important vectors of Chagas (Pest and Diseases Image Library , Bugwood.org) Show notesDisease: Chagas disease Parasite: Trypanosoma cruzi Reservoirs: Mammals Vectors: Triatomine bugs or kissing bugs  Reduviidae are a family otherwise known as assassin bugs that are Hemipterans. They have three segmented beak used to stab prey, which are mostly insects. According to Bug Guide, there are 195 species, 55 genera including wheel bug, jagged ambush bug, four spurred assassin bug (Zelus), masked hunter, and Sinea species (no common name) &nbs

  • Arthro-Pod EP 77: All About Galls with Denise Montelongo

    Arthro-Pod EP 77: All About Galls with Denise Montelongo

    25/06/2020

    Hey everyone, Michael here. I'm excited to share an interview I recorded with Denise Montelongo about gall wasps and her work on them at Penn State. We talked about what a gall is, what kind of organisms make galls, cynipid gall wasps, and a whole lot more.You can follow Denise's work through the Frost Museum on Twitter @FrostMuseumand the web; you can also sign up for the Museum's newsletter.Questions? Comments? Follow the show on Twitter @Arthro_PodshowFollow the hosts on Twitter @bugmanjon, @JodyBugsmeUNL, and @MSkvarla36Get the show through Apple Podcasts!Subscribe to our feed on Feedburner!  We're also on Stitcher!This episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Beginning/ending theme: "There It Is" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

  • Arthro-Pod EP 76: What Bugs Bug the Entomologists?

    Arthro-Pod EP 76: What Bugs Bug the Entomologists?

    09/06/2020

    Usually, the Arthro-Pod crew is all about tying to convince people that insects are cool and to be appreciated. However, they are only human and even they have some insects that they have convoluted pasts with. Some of them they may have come around on but others... well maybe it's best they stay separated! Tune in to hear each host's story!Show NotesEARWIGShttps://entomologytoday.org/2019/06/25/european-earwig-fruit-pest-potential-ally-or-both/Video about wing folding for earwigs: https://youtu.be/Q4NiF3w101QScientific paper about earwig wing folding: https://bio.biologists.org/content/5/5/638?rss=1Deep look about what earwigs (maratime earwgs, which are cousins of European earwigs) use their forceps for: https://youtu.be/HuOnqWpIL9EHow to tell the temperature with a crickethttps://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bring-science-home-cricket-temperature/Questions? Comments? Follow the show on Twitter @Arthro_PodshowFollow the hosts on Twitter @bugmanjon, @JodyBugsmeUNL, a

  • Arthro-Pod EP 75: The Rise and Fall of DDT Part 2

    Arthro-Pod EP 75: The Rise and Fall of DDT Part 2

    15/05/2020

    Welcome back to Arthro-Pod! Today is part two of our deep dive into the history of DDT, a long and convoluted story that has lots of effects on us today. This portion of the story is about the long fall that DDT had, beginning with the publication of "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson and ending with the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency in 1970. We talk about the way people viewed Rachel Carson and her work, what the problem is with believing in a "silver bullet", and how DDT may have helped politicize environmentalism. Show notesLearn more about Rachel Carson and her work at https://www.rachelcarson.orgThis is also a good look at current perspectives on her and her workhttps://slate.com/technology/2012/09/silent-spring-turns-50-biographer-william-souder-clears-up-myths-about-rachel-carson.htmlIf you enjoyed the show, the majority of the research for it came from David Kinkela's book "DDT and The American Century". It's highly recommended if you want to see more of the primary sources

  • Arthro-Pod Special Edition: What the heck is a murder hornet?

    Arthro-Pod Special Edition: What the heck is a "murder hornet"?

    09/05/2020

    If you have been watching the news lately, you have undoubtedly heard the phrase "murder hornet" being thrown around. There’s a lot of fear-mongering and sensationalism out there. We’re all stressed out and anything nicknamed a “murder hornet” can’t be good. The Arthro-Pod gang is here with a special podcast episode to tell you it will be okay and there is little/no chance of you being murdered by one of these hornets. If you have a life-threatening allergy to bees/wasp venom, and even if you don’t, be aware of your surroundings and avoid disturbing hives or nests. Even the cutest, most helpful honey bee will sting you of she thinks the colony is in danger. We are including some helpful resources here from reliable sources if you are interested in learning more about the Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia. But please stop calling it the “murder hornet”. Entomologists do not and have never referred to them as such. Bottom line: Chill don’t kill. Photo: Quinlyn Baine, Washington State Departmen

  • Arthro-Pod EP 74: The Rise and Fall of DDT Part 1

    Arthro-Pod EP 74: The Rise and Fall of DDT Part 1

    30/04/2020

    Howdy, there bug folks! Today's show is going to be the first part of a two parter on the insecticide known as DDT. The topic is a little dark, so we hope you'll take care when exposing younger listeners. We're going to cover the initial discovery of DDT, what kind of world it came to be popular in, and how DDT became forever linked to American ideas abroad. It's a complicated story with lots of twists and turns and one that is still having reverberations today. We hope you'll tune in and learn along with us!We start by covering the beginning of widespread insecticide use in the US, which involved a lot of application of Paris green for mosquitoes. Paris green is an arsenic based insecticide which had numerous side effects for the environment and people. Here we can see a man mixing Paris green with gravel dust so it can applied to marshes and a propaganda poster advertising the benefits of Paris green. The Colorado potato beetle is an insect that reoccurs in the story of DDT. Issues with this insect le

  • Arthro-Pod EP 73 How do Insects Smell with Greg Pask

    Arthro-Pod EP 73 How do Insects Smell with Greg Pask

    15/04/2020

    Howdy bug lovers! Today we are excited to have Dr. Greg Pask on the show. Greg is an expert in insect olfaction, how they smell the world. Smell plays a huge role in an insect's life and Greg studies the ways their sensory organs work and how insects use them in a smelly world. It's an important part of insect anatomy and of entomology history. So tune in to hear all about sensilla, pheromones, and how we can manipulate insects with their odors!Want to learn more about insect smell?https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/when-did-insects-learn-to-smell/https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/14/science/insects-dont-need-noses-to-sense-a-stench.htmlQuestions? Comments? Follow the show on Twitter @Arthro_PodshowFollow the hosts on Twitter @bugmanjon, @JodyBugsmeUNL, and @MSkvarla36Get the show through Apple Podcasts!Subscribe to our feed on Feedburner!  We're also on Stitcher!This episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons

  • Arthro-Pod EP 72 Dr. Tierney Brosius ( Dr. Beetle) Science, Teaching, Art  Entofashion

    Arthro-Pod EP 72 Dr. Tierney Brosius ( Dr. Beetle) Science, Teaching, Art & Entofashion

    31/03/2020

    Howdy, bug lovers! The Arthro-Pod gang hopes you are all doing as well as as can be during a time of craziness in the world. We have a great guest on the show this week, Dr. Tierney Brosius, who we get to chat with all about teaching science at a smaller academic institution, scientific illustration, and some entomology fashion! Tienery has a great Instagram hashtag for herself #entofashion. Hopefully if you have some bug clothing you want to show off, you can join her on that platform. Tune in to hear more!Show notes The project from her dissertation at UNLhttps://academic.oup.com/ae/article/60/1/39/6833 Here is Dr. Brosius' profile at Augustana Collegehttps://www.augustana.edu/academics/faculty-directory/tierney-brosiusTierney is also known for her illustration abilities:Questions? Comments? Follow the show on Twitter @Arthro_PodshowFollow the hosts on Twitter @bugmanjon, @JodyBugsmeUNL, and @MSkvarla36Get the show through Apple Podcasts!Subscribe to our feed on 

  • Arthro-Pod EP 71: #BugsR4Girls with Sophia Spencer

    Arthro-Pod EP 71: #BugsR4Girls with Sophia Spencer

    10/03/2020

    Howdy bug lovers! Today is a special treat for us, the Arthro-Pod gang gets to meet a hero of ours, Sophia Spencer. You may remember Sophia's story from a couple years back, she has always had a passion for insects but unfortunately encountered bullying for her interests. After a particularly bad incident at school, her mom, Nicole Spencer, wrote to the Entomological Society of Canada to see if any entomologists would want to be a pen pal for Sophia. Dr. Morgan Jackson responded, wondering if he could share the story on Twitter. The result was more than anyone could have imagined as #bugsr4girls became quite a phenomenon! Since then, Sophia has co-authored a scientific paper with Morgan and is now publishing a book, "The Bug Girl", to share her story and inspire others to follow their interests, even if they don't quite fit the normal mold!Tune in to hear all about Sophia's journey and why she loves grasshoppers so much!Show NotesIf you would like to buy Sophia's book, check it out here: https://www.ama

  • Arthro-Pod EP 70: Bees, Brains, and Storytelling with Meghan Barrett

    Arthro-Pod EP 70: Bees, Brains, and Storytelling with Meghan Barrett

    26/02/2020

    Howdy bug lovers! On today's program, the Arthro-Pod gang meets up with Meghan Barrett, a PhD student at Drexel University. Meghan is a researcher, studying the neuroanatomy of wasps and bees but she is also passionate about science communication and creativity. We chat about her research and how we can integrate the creative world of poetry and theatre into science. Tune in!Meghan with her research associated hat!Show NotesCheck out Meghan's website to find out more about her work, both in entomology and in writing http://meghan-barrett.com/If you go to pages 8-9 of this magazine, you can find one of her poems https://fireflymagazine.weebly.com/issue-8.htmlFinally, if you want to learn more about the play "Copenhagen" that Meghan mentions, check out this article https://www.thoughtco.com/copenhagen-by-michael-frayn-2713671 Questions? Comments? Follow the show on Twitter @Arthro_PodshowFollow the hosts on Twitter @bugmanjon, @JodyBugsmeUNL, and @MSkvarla36Get the

  • Arthro-Pod EP 69: Talking Ticks with Anna Pasternak

    Arthro-Pod EP 69: Talking Ticks with Anna Pasternak

    11/02/2020

    Howdy bug lovers! Today we're talking about blood stealing ectoparasites and learning all about ticks from University of Kentucky graduate student Anna Pasternak. Anna is working on a large scale tick survey in Kentucky that is helping us to see how populations of ticks may be changing in the state and monitor for the invasive Asian longhorned tick. Anna also tests her ticks for pathogens and is finding that Lyme may be more of an issue in the state than previously thought. Tune in to learn about tick biology, tick borne disease, and how to prevent them from biting you!Anna Pasternak after a successful day of "ticking" in the woodsShow notesThe Lone Star Tick in Kentucky:https://entomology.ca.uky.edu/ef648Ticks and Disease in Kentuckyhttps://entomology.ca.uky.edu/ef618Tick Encounter is also a great resource for learning about ticks and how to identify themhttps://tickencounter.org/Black legged deer tick at the 12 o'clock position, clockwise next would be the American dog tick and then Lone-star tickPhoto by

  • Arthro-Pod EP 68: Fake News and Insects with Nancy Troyano

    Arthro-Pod EP 68: Fake News and Insects with Nancy Troyano

    28/01/2020

    "It's fake news!" A common refrain for people nowadays, fake news is an actual phenomenon that we can see in action most often on social media. On today's show, Dr. Nancy Troyano of Rentokil North America talks to Jody and Jonathan about how insects often feed into fake news. Tune in to learn about the different kinds of fake news you can see online, why insects are often featured in fake news stories, and how you can discern real from fake while online.Show NotesSome of the more famous insect fake news itemshttps://www.snopes.com/fact-check/new-killer-insect/https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/new-deadly-spider/https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/two-striped-telamonia-spider/What is fake news?https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fake_newsQuestions? Comments? Follow the show on Twitter @Arthro_PodshowFollow the hosts on Twitter @bugmanjon, @JodyBugsmeUNL, and @MSkvarla36Get the show through Apple Podcasts!Subscribe to our feed on Feedburner!  We're also on Stitcher!This

  • Arthro-Pod EP 67: Entomology  Pokemon- Gotta Catch em All!

    Arthro-Pod EP 67: Entomology & Pokemon- Gotta Catch 'em All!

    15/01/2020

    Hello bug lovers! Today is a unique episode, where Mike and Jonathan talk about their history playing Pokemon games and what that has to do with entomology. Come learn all about virtual monsters that resemble arthropods and pick out a favorite one! Also, maybe ponder if Pokemon presents an opportunity for entomology educators to connect with their audiences in different ways!Mike's favorite bug-type Pokemon is the wonderful ButterfreeJonathan's favorite is the terrifying PinsirShow NotesAmerican Entomologist Article on Pokemon and Entomologyhttps://academic.oup.com/ae/article/64/3/159/5098346Entomology Today interview on last articlehttps://entomologytoday.org/2018/10/22/how-pokemon-opens-door-entomology-education/The Entomological Diversity of Pokemonhttps://jgeekstudies.org/2018/10/12/entomological-diversity-of-pokemon/The Phylogeny of Pokemon https://www.improbable.com/airchives/paperair/volume18/v18i4/Phylogeny-Pokemon.pdfQuestions? Comments? Follow the show on Twitter @Arthro_PodshowFollow

  • Arthro-Pod EP 66: Our Most Interesting Samples and Cases

    Arthro-Pod EP 66: Our Most Interesting Samples and Cases

    31/12/2019

    In today's year end spectacular, the Arthro-Pod gang discuss some of the interesting insects and samples they have come across at work. As extension professionals, it is our job to help people with their possible pest problems or teach them about how insects might not be all bad. That means we get to see lots of things and solve many mysteries! Tune in to hear about the mysteries like the enigma of the antique bottle cap eater, the riddle of the click beetle in a muffin, and the puzzle of the watercolor brush destroyer. A true whodunnit! Questions? Comments? Follow the show on Twitter @Arthro_PodshowFollow the hosts on Twitter @bugmanjon, @JodyBugsmeUNL, and @MSkvarla36Get the show through Apple Podcasts!Subscribe to our feed on Feedburner!  We're also on Stitcher!This episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Beginning/ending theme: "There I

  • Arthro-Pod EP 65: Lice- Head, Body, Seams, and Pubes

    Arthro-Pod EP 65: Lice- Head, Body, Seams, and Pubes

    18/12/2019

    Today we are doing a deep dive with human lice! Get ready to itch and listen to all the things you need to know but don't want to hear about lice. We cover head lice basics, how to deal with a head lice incident in your life, and finally the differences between head, body, and pubic lice. Tune in!Show notesPubic Lice Not Going Extinct by Gwen PearsonHead Lice Guide from University of NebraskaThe History of Lice CombsBug scope on lice with @isabetabugQuestions? Comments? Follow the show on Twitter @Arthro_PodshowFollow the hosts on Twitter @bugmanjon, @JodyBugsmeUNL, and @MSkvarla36Get the show through Apple Podcasts!Subscribe to our feed on Feedburner!  We're also on Stitcher!This episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Beginning/ending theme: "There It Is" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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