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Backyard Bugs and Other Arthropods

Next Airing: Mon, Apr 27th, 2020 at 9:45 AM on KUED-HD

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  • Bug Biodiversity Helps Humans

    This program explores how arthropod biodiversity helps humans. Insects as diverse as cockroaches and honey bees, as well as other arthropods such as millipedes and centipedes, are shown to be both decomposers and producers. The functions that these "bugs" perform are therefore essential to the health of our planet and us.

    Next Airing: Mon, Apr 27th, 2020 at 9:45 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:11:39
    Usage rights: 7/1/2015 to 8/15/2020
  • Insect Life Processes

    This episode describes the characteristics of five species: the ant lion, mantis, walking stick, luna moth and hickory horned devil (regal moth larva). It highlights insect life processes such as metamorphosis, molting, reproduction, physiology, camouflage and predator-prey relationships.

    Next Airing: Tue, Apr 28th, 2020 at 9:45 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:13:28
    Usage rights: 7/1/2015 to 8/15/2020
  • Spider and Insect Adaptations

    This episode focuses on the adaptations of arachnids and insects. The search starts in the backyard at night time, exploring for spiders who are nighttime builders. These backyard predators are described as astonishing architects that design and build intricate silk webs with safety lines, places where they anchor themselves to wait for unsuspecting insects. Their amazing adaptations: speed, size, silk webs, and venom, make them efficient predators. In the morning the exploration continues with a look at several insects living above and below the water's surface (mosquitoes, whirligig beetles, caddis flies, and dragonflies). More amazing adaptations are introduced including incomplete metamorphosis, eye development, and remarkable breathing apparatus.

    Next Airing: Wed, Apr 29th, 2020 at 9:45 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:14:44
    Usage rights: 7/1/2015 to 8/15/2020



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