Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Arthro-Pod EP 101: Dealing with Invasive Beetles and Spiders with Dr. David Coyle

 Howdy bug lovers! We're back after our 100th episode celebration and the Arthro-Pod gang is joined by Dr. David Coyle of Clemson to talk about some problematic invasive species. The first is Asian longhorn beetle, a wood boring pest that can cause extensive issues for city landscapes and forests. David ended up with this big beetle in his state last year during the early stages of the pandemic, further complicating the problem. We also discuss the latest on the Joro spider, a problematic arachnid that seems to like the state of Georgia. Will it be the next "murder hornet" that captures everyone's attention? Tune in and find out!


Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Arthro-Pod EP 100: Let's Celebrate 100 Episodes!!


Hello bug lovers! Arthro-Pod has finally reached that 100 episode milestone. To celebrate, we hope you will indulge us with some time to talk about what we are grateful for with the show and to share some of our most wholesome and happy entomology memories. If you stick around after the outro song, you can also hear some great outtakes that Jody has collected over the years!

Thank you for your support and here's to 100 more episodes!





We deeply appreciate everyone who has written to us, taken time to leave a review or a rating, and tune in on a regular basis! If you want to learn more about gratefulness, we encourage you to listen to this episode of Ologies from last year: 






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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Arthro-Pod EP 99: Spinetingling Tales of Parasitic Flies with Dr. Erica McAlister

Welcome to our annual spooktacular! We like to try and find a topic every year that will fit the Halloween season and we are honored that Dr. Erica McAlister, senior curator at the Natural History Museum in London, could join us for a recording session. Her book “The Secret Life of Flies” is one of the top sellers in entomology on Amazon and she was the keynote speaker at ESA in 2019. We cover Chapter 9 of her book which is focused on parasitic flies! Tune in for Dipteran appreciation, body horror, and most importantly, bot flies!


Show notes: 

Check out "The Secret Life of Flies" to read along with us for this episode! 


You can find Erica on twitter @flygirlNHM
or read about her work with the NHM here



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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Arthro-Pod EP 98: Spotted Lanternfly Summer

 This summer, the invasive spotted lanternfly (SLF) was in the news multiple times after being found in Indiana, in a new Ohio location, and in a 4-H insect collection from Kansas. So, the Arthro-Pod gang decided to sit down and talk about this beautiful yet devastating insect. 

Tune in to learn about the biology and development of SLF, how the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has combated it for the last few years, and the damage to crops and property that can be expected from SLF. 

A beauty and a beast, SLF impacts numerous crops by sucking the life out of them with its piercing-sucking mouthparts. Photo by Lawrence Barringer, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bugwood.org. 




Show notes



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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Arthro-Pod EP 97: The Caterpillar that ate 2021 with Dr. Katelyn Kesheimer

Hello bug lovers! Tune in today to learn all about the fall armyworm outbreak of 2021. Our guest is Dr. Katelyn Kesheimer of Auburn University. Katelyn has dealt with FAW for the majority of the summer and has worked tirelessly to produce extension materials and provide information to growers on how to confront this hungry, hungry caterpillar. We cover how the outbreak started, possible reasons why this year was so bad, and how entomologists work together to provide timely info to their home states!

Dr. Kesheimer works on many different kinds of commodities and crops, including hemp!

Fall armyworms have an inverted "Y" on their head and four black dots on their rear that form a square. Photo by Jim Kalisch, University of Nebraska. 

Show notes

You can learn about fall armyworm from the many extension publications dedicated to it online. 
Katelyn was interviewed by the Washington Post on the 2021 outbreak


As fall armyworms march, they feed, leaving behind widespread brown turf in lawns, sports fields, and golf courses. Photos by Katelyn Kesheimer.  



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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Arthro-Pod EP 96: Writing about entomology with Eric Eaton

 

The arthro-pod team had the pleasure of interviewing Eric Eaton, an author and professional entomologist, who is a true maverick in creating opportunities for himself. Though he holds no degree in entomology, he has established himself a science communicator and entomology expert on several platforms. Find out why pursuing a degree in entomology was a disappointment to him, how he struggled with career identity for several years, the challenges and joys of being a writer, the problem with industry and science, and advice for young people with an interest in entomology.



Show notes:

How to find Eric on Social Media:


Bug Eric Blog: http://bugeric.blogspot.com/  

 

Twitter: @BugEric https://twitter.com/BugEric 






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Monday, August 30, 2021

Arthro-Pod EP 95: Napoleon vs Insects Part 6- An interview with Everett Rummage of Age of Napoleon

Welcome back bug lovers (and Napoleon enthusiasts)! On today's show, we put a cherry on top of our Napoleon vs Insects mini-series by meeting up with Everett Rummage. Everett is the host of "The Age of Napoleon" podcast and and expert that we were keen to chat with. Mike has been eagerly anticipating this day where we get to ask alternate history questions about Napoleon's career and see "what if..." some of the issues the great general had with insects, hadn't occurred. Join us won't you?!

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You can find Everett and "The Age of Napoleon" at his website, https://ageofnapoleon.com/ or wherever you catch your pods.  

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