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 ...
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.
Lovebug life cycles are linked with celestial seasonal cycles of Earth. Adult lovebugs die after their late summer breeding season, but their young live on. New small larvae will emerge as adults after the spring equinox on March 20, 2020. Florida’s spring lovebug season is typically April to May.
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 second season is in the fall and usually during the months August, September and October. Lovebugs are well known even though their season is short and limited. This article will explain some basic biology of the Lovebug, explain why they are a major problem and what can be done to minimize and treat local infestations.
The "love bug" infestation is a seasonal problem for motorists, who frequent local car washes in efforts to try to keep their vehicles clean. LEANDRO HUEBNER/ALEXANDRIA TOWN TALK Fullscreen
Peter Victoria of Vero Beach cleans splattered love bugs off the windshield of his gravel hauling truck at a Chevron gas station on State Route 60 near Interstate 95 in this file photo.
For every one love bug there's usually two -- a male and a female. Attached at the rear abdomen the two are inseparable until death. The female being the larger of the two bugs can lay up to 350 eggs, which makes it easy to understand why they multiply so fast.
The University of Florida says they did not introduce the love bug to the state but that in the 20th century, the bugs migrated from Central America and traveled through Texas and Louisiana before ...
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.