Arrrhhhh.....LOVE BUGS!!!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by amystours, May 18, 2008.

  1. amystours

    amystours Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just spent the last two hours scrubbing the "love bugs" off of the front of my car. Guess it's about time to put the bra back on the front of it. That's the main reason I bought the thing in the first place.

    Those things are so darn pesky that they rival the peskiness of the mosquitos down here (twice a year anyway).

    Does anybody else have these darn things swarming all over?? Or do they just seem to congregate HERE??

    EDIT: BTW, for those who don't know what "love bugs" are, they fly around "connected". Don't fly fast, and thank GOODNESS they don't bite or sting.
     
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  2. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2008
    Front Royal, VA
    Yep, they're out here too! Hate em just as much as you! [​IMG]
     
  3. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ?? Midwesterner here (originally), transplanted to Northeast so I have NO idea what a lovebug is. The only bugs that I know of that fly around connected are mayflies, they last for all of about a week but cover everything. When I lived out in MI they would completely cover the deck of our sailboat and there would be huge congregations of their dead bodies on the water once they mated, laid their eggs and died. Are lovebugs similar/the same??
     
  4. Ericasl

    Ericasl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they red and black??We have bugs like that here in Idaho stuck together I hate them I always think when I see them GET A ROOM!![​IMG]
     
  5. Yogiman

    Yogiman Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thank you Yogiman. Now I must comment.
    First, Eeeewwww.
    Second, glad we don't have em around here.
    Third, they are brought into neighborhoods on sod used for instant green lawns....all the more reason to boycot grass monoculture lawns.
    Next...this read produced some interesting facts about 'love bugs'. Did y'all know:

    ...after mating, the male dies and is dragged around by the female until she lays her eggs [​IMG]

    The application of a vegetable coating can be highly effective in preventing the bugs from sticking to automobiles. Does that mean you should throw tomatoes at your car? [​IMG] (did they mean vegetable oil or what here?)
     
  7. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    (lewd remark)
     
  8. piecemaker

    piecemaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Centerville Texas
    We had them at the trade days this week end. They seem to just be starting to come out. We usually spray the car with Pam (or some other no name brand). They seem to like white of course my car is white [​IMG] Am hoping the chickens will like them as much as we hate them [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Missouri chick

    Missouri chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I lived in Deland, FL for about 4 years. That was some time ago, but love bugs and pamento-sp? bugs are 2 things I will never forget. Yuck`!!!!!!
     
  10. amystours

    amystours Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if the chickens will eat them. Supposedly, they taste icky.

    Oh, and these particular bugs will mess up the paint on your car if left on there for any amount of time. Something to do with their body chemistry.

    OOOHHHHH they are SOOOOOOO frustrating!!!!!!!!!!

    Here's a pic that was on the 'net, courtesy of Sherrie Strickland: And YES, they DO get THAT BAD!!!
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    Closeup courtesy of Donald Wilcoxson:
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