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Big Bend Bugs! – Lovebugs

They have been the subject of countless irritated conversations, undeleted expletives, and even a conspiracy theory involving a maniacal university researcher’s desire to unleash an insect plague on Florida’s burgeoning vehicle population.  The Lovebug, Plecia nearctica, is the… Read More

Big Bend Bugs! – Cicadae

Cicadas (of Florida) Neocicada hieroglyphica (Say), Tibicen, Diceroprocta and Melampsalta spp. (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cicadidae) In Florida, cicadas are best known for their loud calls heard during the day, usually issuing from trees. Their cast nymphal skeletons are often seen… Read More

Big Bend Bugs! – Hickory Horned Devil

Hickory Horned Devil (larva), Regal Moth or Royal Walnut Moth,Citheronia regalis (Fabricius) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Saturniidae: Citheroniinae) The imposing larva, known as the hickory horned devil, is most often observed when it is full grown and comes down from the trees… Read More