Episode 31

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Published on:

28th Jul 2022

Fireflies / lightningbugs and light communication

The perfect insect for conjuring up summer nights. Listen in to discover more about the fascinating life of fireflies.

Logo by Natalie Cervantes

Music by Owen DesBles

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About the Podcast

Bugs by the Yard
Learn about insects in Texas gardens and backyards
Learn about insects that occur in urban backyards and gardens of Texas; whether they be pests, beneficials, or really fascinating! This podcast is presented by Molly Keck, Wizzie Brown, and Erfan Vafaie through the Department of Entomology with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service & Texas A&M Department of Entomology.

Bugs by the Yard image produced by Natalie Cervantes.
Intro and outro music produced by Owen DesBles.

About your hosts

Molly Keck

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I am an entomologist (integrated pest management program specialist) with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Bexar County. My specialty is urban and landscape insects but I also love beekeeping and teaching people about beekeeping.

Wizzie Brown

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I'm an entomologist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, based out of Austin, Texas. I conduct educational program, research, and demonstration projects on urban and structural insects, working with a variety of audiences.

Erfan Vafaie

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I'm an entomologist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, based out of Overton, Texas (U.S.A.). I conduct research and educational programming on integrative pest management of ornamental and nursery crops, working mainly with producers and other green industry professionals. My online 'pseudonym' is the SixLeggedAggie.