What's Bugging You?

What's Bugging You is our periodic call in show featuring our resident entomologist Dr. Beverly Burden. She is also an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at LSU Shreveport. She takes listeners calls about anything concerning our insect world.  800-552-8502

Dr. Beverly Burden
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Airs Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 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.

Dr. Beverly Burden
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Airs Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 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.

Dr. Beverly Burden
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Airs Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 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.

Airs Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 6 p.m This special edition brings together the Forces of Entomology and Ornithology in this special edition of Bird Calls & What’s Bugging You, with Ornithologist Cliff Shackelford from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Dr. Beverly Burden, an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at LSU Shreveport. They will take your calls about the Avian and Insect worlds on Tuesday, April 10, at 6 p.m.

Most of the time I communicate with you about the insect world, I am telling you not to worry about them. Attached is a photograph of the puss caterpillar, DO NOT TOUCH IT! The “hairs” are actually spines that break off and have a venom gland at the base. The symptoms can range from burning skin to convulsions. I found one today crawling up the outside front window glass of the bookstore.

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