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Love Bugs

Plecia nearctica

Habitat:

school garden

Notes:

A terrible pest in Florida coating cars with dead bodies


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5 Comments

Anna Wilson
Anna Wilson 2 years ago

No, not right now. Last siting I can remember was the beginning of June. They were very active and "swarming" in May. I remember because the first week of May I made daily visits to Sarasota from "the country" and by the time we reached Myakka State park the windshield was completely coated with them.

Wild Things
Wild Things 2 years ago

Lovely flower.

ceherzog
ceherzog 2 years ago

Anna, Are the Love Bugs around now?

Anna Wilson
Anna Wilson 2 years ago

Definitely a plague in Florida, and they smell horrible when you wash them off your windshield

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 2 years ago

I prefer the flowers over the Love Bug!

Sarasota, Florida, USA

Lat: 27.12, Long: -82.44

Spotted on May 4, 2011
Submitted on May 4, 2011

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