May brings return of love bug season

SOUTH FLORIDA — Just as Florida started the first phase of reopening non-essential businesses, those on the roadways found themselves dealing with the annual menace of love bug season. Twice a year, swarms of love bugs hover around roadways and splatter themselves on vehicles. Love bugs (whose scientific name is Plecia nearctica Hardy) have a […]

Love bug season means insects spattered on cars

Lake Okeechobee area residents are once again dealing with the mess the swarms of love bugs hovering about roadways leave on vehicles. Actually, the pesky insects never really left. Love bugs (whose scientific name is Plecia nearctica Hardy) have a six-month life cycle. Most of their lives are spent as larva, eating decaying vegetative matter […]