“Love Bugs” …. A Florida pest!!


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It Is What It Is

~~May 16, 2014~~ 

TRUTHFULLY, THEY ARE A PAIN IN THE BEHIND

OBVIOUSLY YOU CAN SEE WHY THEY HAVE THAT NAME

The lovebugPlecia nearctica, is a member of the family of march flies. It is also known as the honeymoon flykissingbug, or double-headed bug. The adult is a small, flying insect common to parts of Central America and the southeastern United States, especially along the Gulf Coast. During and after mating, adult pairs remain coupled, even in flight, for up to several days.

The lovebug was first described in 1940 by D. E. Hardy from GalvestonTexas. At that time, he reported the incidence of lovebugs to be widespread, but most common in Texas, Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana. However, by the end of the 20th century the species had spread heavily to all areas bordering the Gulf of Mexico

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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