Monday, September 03, 2007

Love Hurts


Plecia nearctica is their scientific name but we all know them as "love bugs". Also called honeymoon bugs and double-headed bugs these insects are the bane of traveling motorists in the southern states. Every May and September they emerge as adults from the ground and then form large "aerial orgies" only to end up as a pile of guts on someone's windshield. If not removed their adhesive insides can end up ruining the paint on your vehicle and in great numbers they've been known to plug the fins on radiators causing engines to overheat. On my way home today the windshield on my truck became covered so badly with their smeared inerds it was difficult to see. I guess there's no better way to go ;-)

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