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Old 03-13-2007, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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Today around mid-day a fairly sizable swarm of Love Bugs appeared in the yard. Just wondering if they are bad in other areas. I am in western Manatee County.
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Old 03-13-2007, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Miami
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Ohhh the love bugs. When I used to drive to college, I usually only hit them in the center of the state around Kissimmee, Orlando, Ocala areas for some reason.

Never had a problem in Miami with them.
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Old 03-13-2007, 05:26 PM
 
Location: on an island
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I thought they were September?
Have had our share.
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Old 03-13-2007, 05:49 PM
 
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they usually come in spring and fall. Haven't seen any up here in Citrus County yet.
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Old 03-13-2007, 05:51 PM
 
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Yesterday drove from Jax to Vero Beach and not one splat.
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Old 03-13-2007, 06:42 PM
 
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Anyone know where love bugs came from ?
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Old 03-13-2007, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Miami
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I found this info on the net:

They spend 5-7 months of their lives as larvae in the leaf litter. The adults emerge synchronously twice a year (April-May and September - October) and can form large swarms that cloud the air. Many people don't realize that these flies are actually invaders from Central America and have been working their way northward along the coast. They have been spotted as far north as Wilmington, NC.
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Riverview, Home of the Yankees
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This site will tell you everything: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_bugs

We grew up with the Urban legend that a USF student created them, so did my parents & their parents, etc..
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