Lovebugs (Plecia nearctica hardy) grow under and consume partially decayed plant matter when they are in the larvae stage. Adult lovebugs may feed on pollen or nectar alone or when joined together in copula when they are... More »

Plecia nearctic, more commonly known as love bugs, are small, black flying insects that have a distinctive red spot on the top of their heads. The bugs belong to the March fly family and are related to fungas gnats, mosq... More »

Most household insecticides will kill love bugs. Love bugs do not respond to common bug repellents, including sprays and citronella candles, because the carbon dioxide does not attract them like it does other insects. More »

The Armadillidiidae vulgare, known commonly as a potato bug or pill bug, has a diverse diet that includes decaying matter, vegetables, cardboard and even their own fecal waste. Eating their own fecal matter provides them... More »

Water boatmen feed on plant matter and the algae in ponds. They are, however, capable of living in polluted pond environments with little plant matter to feed on. Since water boatmen spend most of their time below the wa... More »

Adult lightning bugs usually eat other either insects, pollen or nectar, although some species, like the European glow-worm, have no mouth and are unable to eat at all. Larval lightning bugs are predators, eating worms, ... More »

Stick bugs are known to consume only specific types of leaves, like blackberry leaves, Oak leaves, Hawthorn leaves, bracken and fern depending on their species and genus. Almost all types of stick bugs eat blackberry lea... More »