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Plecia neartica Hardy

Lovebugs-Love is in the Air

October 2, 2018

Love is in the Air! Plecia neartica hardy, or more commonly known as the lovebug is out in high numbers both in Spring and Fall. Find huge numbers of lovebugs on nectar flowers in your landscape when they are actively mating. They are ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: Bugs On Car, Flying Bugs, Insects On Car, Lawn And Ornamental, Lovebug, Pesticide Safety For Homeowners, Sumter County Demo Garden, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County

I heard that UF was responsible for releasing the lovebug. Is that true?

May 6, 2014

No, it’s not true. Not by a long shot. Not even close. NO! This rumor’s been around for decades and its origins are unknown. But we can tell you a few things to bust this myth: First, it’s clearly contradicted by the historical record: The ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Entomology, FAQ, Insects, Lovebug

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