An Entomologist Love Story
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 544 , Segment 5
Episode: Trump's Tax Cuts, Origins of Misquotations, Photosynthesis
- May 2, 2017 11:00 pm
- 21:49 mins
Guests: Lois O'Brien, PhD, and Charlie O’Brien, PhD, Entomologists Most people try to keep bugs out of their house, but Charlie and Lois O’Brien added extra rooms onto their Arizona home in order to accommodate the bugs they’ve collected over 60 years. The O’Briens are leading entomologists: Charlie is an expert in weevils and Lois in planthoppers. Between them they’ve collected more than one and a quarter million insects – many of them rare specimens. And they’ve just donated the entire collection to Arizona State University. We talk about their life-long passion for bugs.