The love bug (Plecia nearctica) is a species of march fly found in parts of Central America and the southeastern United States, especially along the Gulf Coast. It is also known as the honeymoon fly or double-headed bug.During and after mating, matured pairs remain together, even in flight, for up to several days. The species was first described in 1940 by D. E. Hardy, but was seen in ...
Without natural predators, lovebugs gradually spread east through Mississippi and Alabama, reaching Florida by 1947. They are now pests in Georgia and South Carolina. Fall arrived with the equinox on Sept. 23 3:50 a.m., when the center of our sun was directly over the equator.
Lovebug mating season typically lasts four weeks and occurs in both May and September. Lovebugs are found in the southern United States, as far north as North Carolina. During mating season, lovebugs swarm in large masses. During lovebug mating season, 40 or more males form a swarm. Females fly into the swarm and pair with males.
The love bug, also spelled love bug is a member of the family of march flies. The adult is a small, flying insect common to southern United States including Florida, Texas, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Louisiana. During and after mating, adult pairs remain coupled, even in flight, for up to several days. LOVE BUG SEASON
The bugs emerge every year about this time, and again in August and September, and are most prevalent in the Sunshine State. They are also seen in other Gulf states including Alabama and Mississippi.
Watts said the lovebug population is nowhere near as significant in north Mississippi as compared to south and central Mississippi. Watts, along with some scientists, believes hurricanes contributed to lovebugs migrating to the United States; the worse the hurricane season is, the worse the love bug population.
Love bugs are everywhere and you can’t help but to hit them. The front of every car in the south is coated in black this time of year. I haven’t taken many long trips recently so my car is only slightly coated but I remember one year driving through Charleston SC; the windshield and the front grill were so filthy by the time we got where we ...
Yes, it is definitely love bug season! I discovered, this morning, where my love bug problem is coming from. Yes, I actually took the time to watch. Got time on my hands, why not do it. I have a flower/rock garden in my backyard, they were coming out of the soil from there. From under the rocks.
For many in the United States, May and September mean lovebug season. The lovebug, also known as Plecia nearctica, is a fly species that’s found throughout Southern states in both the fall and ...
Lovebug season is back. It's the time when the drifting insect duos invade the outdoors twice a year during particularly warm months in Texas. They also do a number on your vehicle.