What's Bugging You For May 21, 2019

May 21, 2019

Airs Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 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.

This granary weevil has set up shop inside a kernel. Even without wings, these stealthy stowaways — with the help of humans — have managed to infest grains all over the world for thousands of years. Biophoto Associates/Getty Images/Science Source
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Meet The Granary Weevil, The Pantry Monster Of Our Own Creation

If you store grains in your pantry, you've probably had the unfortunate experience of opening a package or jar to find tiny bugs living inside. You're not alone — there are more than 200 species of these pesky grain insects ruining dinner plans around the world on a daily basis. (more).

Spiney orb weaver, Gastracantha canciformis spider
Credit Allison Dvorchik / Red River Radio

Image by Jack and Nadine Charity
Credit Image by Jack and Nadine Charity

Click beetles, elateridae - Common name - eyed elator - Alaus oculatus
Credit Paul Gaiennie / Red River Radio

Reduviidae
Credit Ross Foote / Red River Radio

Fishfly
Credit Shana Smith / Red River Radio

Gulf Fritillary Butterfly
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