Corpus ID: 4884816

Love-bugs, a review of the Nearctic species of Plecia Wiedemann (Diptera: Bibionidae)

@inproceedings{Thompson1975LovebugsAR,
  title={Love-bugs, a review of the Nearctic species of Plecia Wiedemann (Diptera: Bibionidae)},
  author={F. Thompson},
  year={1975}
}
Since (lie mid-1960's "lovebugs" have become a great nuisance in some of the Southeastern States, particularly Florida. The adults emerge in late spring and early I all in such large numbers that they literally foul up everything. The common name, "lovebug," is derived from their habit of I lying in copula. The larvae are found in and on the soil under decaying vegetation on which they feed. Thus, the larvae perform a beneficial function by converting dead vegetation into humus (Hetrick, 1970a… Expand
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BIOLOGY OF THE "LOVE-BUG", PLECIA NEARCTICA (DIPTERA: BIBIONIDAE)