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What's Bugging You for August 18, 2020

Dr. Beverly Burden, answers your questions
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Dr. Beverely Burden answers your questions

Airs Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at 6 p.m. Once again Dr. Beverly Burden, an Associate Professor of Biology at LSUS and our resident entomologist, joined Bill Beckett to discuss our insect world, both friendly and fiendish. We'll talk about what's new in the insect world and we'll took forward to your calls and questions about "What's Bugging You" at 800-552-8502.

Article: Swarm of 'zombie cicadas' under influence of parasitic fungus returns to West Virginia

Christina Green submitted - Robber Fly
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Christina Green submitted - Robber Fly

Dennis Gibson submitted - False Blister Beetle
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Dennis Gibson submitted - False Blister Beetle
Dennis Gibson submitted - Robber Fly
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Dennis Gibson submitted - Robber Fly

Nick Brumley submitted - Dead Black Widow Spider
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Nick Brumley submitted - Dead Black Widow Spider

Jessica Poore submitted - Relative of the Woollybear caterpillar which turns into the Tiger Moth
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Jessica Poore submitted - Relative of the Woollybear caterpillar which turns into the Tiger Moth
Jessica Poore submitted
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Jessica Poore submitted

Dave Dial submitted - A Dirt Dobber
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Dave Dial submitted - A Dirt Dobber

Carol Mickey submitted - Spotted lantern-fly
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Carol Mickey submitted - Spotted lantern-fly

Jamie Barry submitted - Eastern Black Swallowtail
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Jamie Barry submitted - Eastern Black Swallowtail

Shana Smith from Florida also captured some nice video of an old friend, the Dung Beetle. 

 

                                

Bill Beckett submitted this image of an Earwig
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Bill Beckett submitted - Earwig

Bill Beckett submitted - An exoskeleton of a Cicada
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Bill Beckett submitted - An exoskeleton of a Cicada

Dr. Beverly J Burden is an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at LSU Shreveport and our resident gust expert for our occasional series What's Bugging You. Contact her at beverly.burden@lsus.edu