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Old 05-20-2019, 08:21 AM
 
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It IS the time of year for lovebugs...


And if you live in the south, especially around the gulf, they're prevalent.
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:06 AM
 
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I think those are lovebugs, aren't they?


https://www.bing.com/images/search?q...bugs&FORM=IGRE
There is no red at all on these bugs, and I didn’t think CO got lovebugs. The climate and vegetation in SW CO are not like that of the Gulf states.

The lovebugs’ scientific name is completely different from the ones that look like what we have.

They appear to be Bibioni something, though not necessarily Bibioni marci.
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:48 PM
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Location: Raleigh-Durham, NC
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Not lovebugs. No distinctive patch of orange.
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Old 05-20-2019, 05:30 PM
 
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It IS the time of year for lovebugs...


And if you live in the south, especially around the gulf, they're prevalent.
Like this http://www.orlandosentinel.com/featu...zeu-story.html
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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Not lovebugs. No distinctive patch of orange.

Here's a picture of two lovebugs.

https://live.staticflickr.com/137/32...56603335_o.jpg
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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There is no red at all on these bugs, and I didn’t think CO got lovebugs. The climate and vegetation in SW CO are not like that of the Gulf states.

The lovebugs’ scientific name is completely different from the ones that look like what we have.

They appear to be Bibioni something, though not necessarily Bibioni marci.
Bibio marci flies are prevalent in CO. Looks to be what you have.
https://www.google.com/search?sa=X&q...w=1012&bih=448
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Old 05-21-2019, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Looks like love bugs to me except I don't see the red on their head which lovebugs have.
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Aiken, South Carolina, US of A
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Those are not "love bugs".
They don't look like them at all.
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