8 episodes

A twice-monthly deep dive into the sometimes creepy but mostly fascinating world of insects with one of the world's foremost experts on the topic, UC Riverside entomologist Dr. Doug Yanega.

Can I Bug You‪?‬ UC Riverside

    • Science
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

A twice-monthly deep dive into the sometimes creepy but mostly fascinating world of insects with one of the world's foremost experts on the topic, UC Riverside entomologist Dr. Doug Yanega.

    Ep. 8: Itchy and scratchy - ectoparasites

    Ep. 8: Itchy and scratchy - ectoparasites

    Ectoparasites like lice, fleas, mites, and ticks live on the outside of their hosts, causing chaos that ranges from intense itching to additional disease. Special guest Amy Murillo, assistant professor of entomology at UCR, talks about her research into ectoparasites that infect poultry, how "fitbits for chickens" can help control them, and whether they can affect people, too.





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    • 30 min
    Ep. 7: Cicada-geddon!

    Ep. 7: Cicada-geddon!

    Billions of buzzing, beady-eyed insects are emerging in many states after spending 13 or in some cases, 17 years underground. Do they pose any danger? And why might their "butts" fall off? Tune in for answers.




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    • 30 min
    Ep. 6: Whatcha packin', pollinators? Part 2

    Ep. 6: Whatcha packin', pollinators? Part 2

    Part 2 of our discussion of the lesser-known and surprising things that pollinators carry around with them. Featuring special guest Quinn McFrederick, an entomologist at UCR who studies wild bees and the microbes that live alongside them.


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    • 30 min
    Ep. 5: Whatcha packin', pollinators? Part 1

    Ep. 5: Whatcha packin', pollinators? Part 1

    Aah, springtime. Bees floating from flower to flower, eating nectar and taking pollen as they go. But there are other, stranger things that pollinators collect. This is part 1 of an episode featuring UCR entomologist Quinn McFrederick, where we discuss some of the little-known things that pollinators pack and take with them.


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    • 33 min
    Ep. 4 - What's in a name?

    Ep. 4 - What's in a name?

    Co-hosts Jules Bernstein and Doug Yanega talk about what bugs people that study bugs: using common names for insects that create confusion.


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    • 29 min
    Ep. 3: Black Widows and Brown Recluses

    Ep. 3: Black Widows and Brown Recluses

    Venerable UC Riverside arachnologist Rick Vetter joins the podcast to discuss the two most toxic spiders in North America: the black widow and the brown recluse. Have a back scratcher nearby - this discussion is going to get itchy!


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    • 28 min

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