Love bugs are back!
It’s September, and you know what that means…
Our old friend, Plecia nearctica, has returned for its fall appearance.
(That’s the love bug, for those of you who don’t speak Latin.)
The BugWeek@UF staff has been seeing plenty of the orange-and-black critters flying around Gainesville in recent days, but according to news reports Florida is actually faring pretty well this season.
Here are a few headlines from around the region…
Love bugs are back for their fall run (Louisiana)
Lovebugs: Not a UF invention (Florida)
Alabama love bug season worse than 2012 (Alabama)
Love bugs have messy relationships (Mississippi)