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Arthro-Pod is a podcast dedicated to examining insects through both a scientific and cultural lense

Arthro-Pod Jonathan Larson

    • Sciences naturelles

Arthro-Pod is a podcast dedicated to examining insects through both a scientific and cultural lense

    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

      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 meeting Show 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-Usinger/a110401bcd457acd5c19e3971b5f4473de498c70   Book: Advances in the Biology and Management of Modern Bed Bugs Editors: Doggett, Miller and Lee 2018 https://www.wiley.com/en-us/Advances+in+the+Biology+and+Management+of+Modern+Bed+Bugs-p-9781119171522   Article: PCT Magazine from November 2011 Love at First Bite https://www.pctonline.com/article/pct1111-bed-bugs-scientist/    Bed bugs evolved before their bat hosts and did not co-speciate with ancient humans Roth et al. 2019 https://www.cell.com/action/showPdf?pii=S0960-9822%2819%2930477-4 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 80: Chagas disease and kissing bugs

    Arthro-Pod EP 80: Chagas disease and kissing bugs

    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)  Commonly misidentified non-reduviids: Western conifer seed bug, squash bugs,   Wheel bugs are often misidentified as kissing bugs (Photo by Jody Green) When people spot squash bugs they sometimes fear they are kissing bugs (photo by Jody Green) Kissing bugs Texas A&M - Kissing Bugs & Chagas Disease in the United States https://kissingbug.tamu.edu/ CDC – Chagas Disease https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/chagas/  PJ. Liesch from UW Madison Department of Entomology –  Comparison of eastern bloodsucking conenose and western conifer seed bug https://insectlab.russell.wisc.edu/2015/12/08/was-that-a-kissing-bug/ Comparison of eastern bloodsucking conenose with masked hunter https://insectlab.russell.wisc.edu/2019/07/31/masked-hunter-bugs/  Research papers: Bern et al. 2011 – Trypanosoma cruziand Chagas’ disease in the United States Klotz et al. 2014 – Kissing bugs in the United States: Risks for vector-borne disease in humans Salazar et al. 2015 – Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) as vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi  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 77: All About Galls with Denise Montelongo

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

    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?

    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 Notes EARWIGShttps://entomologytoday.org/2019/06/25/european-earwig-fruit-pest-potential-ally-or-both/ Video about wing folding for earwigs: https://youtu.be/Q4NiF3w101Q Scientific paper about earwig wing folding: https://bio.biologists.org/content/5/5/638?rss=1 Deep look about what earwigs (maratime earwgs, which are cousins of European earwigs) use their forceps for: https://youtu.be/HuOnqWpIL9E How to tell the temperature with a cricket https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bring-science-home-cricket-temperature/ 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 75: The Rise and Fall of DDT Part 2

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

    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 notes Learn more about Rachel Carson and her work at https://www.rachelcarson.org This is also a good look at current perspectives on her and her work https://slate.com/technology/2012/09/silent-spring-turns-50-biographer-william-souder-clears-up-myths-about-rachel-carson.html If 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 and the inspiration for a lot of our discussion. https://uncpress.org/book/9781469609775/ddt-and-the-american-century/ 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 Special Edition: What the heck is a "murder hornet"?

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

    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 Department of Agriculture.Resources SDA APHID New Pest Response Guidelines (Last update 2020)https://cms.agr.wa.gov/WSDAKentico/Documents/PP/PestProgram/Vespa_mandarinia_NPRG_10Feb2020-(002).pdf Washington State: Asian Giant Hornet in the Pacific NorthwestPresentation by entomologist Chris Looney (March 2020) from Washington State Department of Aghttps://youtu.be/36TFu_W1Vio Washington State Department of Agriculturehttps://agr.wa.gov/departments/insects-pests-and-weeds/insects/hornets WSDA - Hornet FB Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/hornets Penn State extension publication https://extension.psu.edu/asian-giant-hornets Purdue Landscape Report https://www.purduelandscapereport.org/article/murder-hornets-should-you-panic-probably-not-heres-why/  University of Kentucky infographic https://kentuckypestnews.wordpress.com/2020/05/05/asian-giant-hornet-in-the-news-but-not-kentucky/ Info from North Carolina Statehttps://entomology.ces.ncsu.edu/2020/05/asian-giant-hornets/ University of West Virginia https://wvutoday.wvu.edu/media-center-blog/2020/05/05/expert-pitch-it-s-time-to-kill-the-murder-hornet-headlines New York IPM responsehttp://blogs.cornell.edu/nysipm/2020/05/05/asian-giant-hornets-a-concern-for-new-york/Interview from University of California Riversidehttps://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=41391&sharing=yes&fbclid=IwAR3pSd0A6l9sRfRVzEOo9911mdtMeu2ja5-V-fYEcEE2VvZutKt8W7RNJl0Texas A&M post on giant hornets https://citybugs.tamu.edu/2020/05/05/giant-hornets/ 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

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