Southeast texas summer workouts return from hiatus. It s the time when the drifting insect duos invade the outdoors twice a year during particularly warm months in texas.
The houston area is currently awash in lovebugs those amorously named species of flies that emerge twice a year to generally annoy the population and maybe bring about awkward conversation.
Love bugs in southeast texas. Bugs or true bugs belong to the order hemiptera florida lovebugs are true flies of the order diptera florida love flies just doesn t have the same ring to it though. This bug can be deadly. Lovebugs weren t in.
Hardy but was seen in. The love bug plecia nearctica is a species of march fly found in parts of central america and the southeastern united states especially along the gulf coast. Though not harmful.
She attended college in the houston area and changed her major twice psychology computer science and finally criminal justice before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing. The bugs were not seen in north america until 1940 but have greatly expanded their range since that time siemann said. It is also known as the honeymoon fly or double headed bug during and after mating matured pairs remain together even in flight for up to several days.
They also do a number on your vehicle. Lovebug season is back. Beaumont by megan dillard while many people are concerned about mosquitos that carry west nile there is another insect flying through the air in southeast texas.
The adult is a small flying insect common to southern united states including florida texas alabama georgia north carolina south carolina and louisiana. Kissing bugs and chagas disease. The infamous florida lovebugs are no bugs at all actually.
Since that time they have spread outward through states bordering the gulf of mexico and even along some states along the atlantic coast including south carolina. On average they vary in diameter from the size of a penny to a quarter with dark backs that. Katie lawrence is a southeast texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a gpa of 4 25.
Love bugs were first reported in the usa in galveston texas in the 1940s. The species was first described in 1940 by d. Texas has seven species of kissing bugs.
Love bugs love bugs the south s pesky lovebugs the love bug also spelled love bug is a member of the family of march flies.