Friday, August 24, 2018

Arthro-Pod EP 50 Chatting about Cicadas

Howdy, howdy bug lovers! On today's show, the Arthro-Pod gang discuss one of the insect world's most musically inclined representatives, the cicada! We go in to detail about what makes cicadas special compared to other true bugs, when they evolved, how/why do they make so much noise, and what do they mean to us culturally. 

We also celebrate making it to 50 episodes!

Tune in and join us won't you?!

Tibicen dorsata on a sunflower (Photo by Jim Kalisch; UNL Entomology)

Cicadas have many fans on the internet, if you would like to learn more about them you should head to Cicada Mania. We would also like to thank Cicada Mania for the cicada sound MP3s you hear in this episode 

We also want to give a shout out to Erin Hodgson and Matt O'Neal's show "Soybean Pest Podcast" 

According to Jody, this is the cutest cicada in Nebraska (Photo by Jody Green; Nebraska Extension)

And finally, the offensive Halloween decoration that all entomologists hate
That is... not how that works

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Beginning/ending theme: "There It Is" by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0