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~~May 16, 2014~~
TRUTHFULLY, THEY ARE A PAIN IN THE BEHIND
OBVIOUSLY YOU CAN SEE WHY THEY HAVE THAT NAME
The lovebug, Plecia nearctica, is a member of the family of march flies. It is also known as the honeymoon fly, kissingbug, 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 Galveston, Texas. 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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