Thursday, September 25, 2008

Lovebugs

Well it's that time of year for lovebugs in Louisiana. If you've never seen them they are these little black bugs that stick together and fly. Here's what wikipedia has to say about them - "Upon reaching maturity the lovebug spends almost the entirety of its remaining life copulating with its mate, hence its numerous romantic nicknames. The male and female attach themselves at the rear of the abdomen and remain that way at all times, even in flight. In fact, after mating, the male dies and is dragged around by the female until she lays her eggs. Females lay up to 350 eggs in debris, and about 20 days later the eggs hatch into larvae. The larval stage may last up to nine months."

So why am I posting about this? Because they are everywhere! You go outside and they attack you. I can't stand it. I try to stay out as long as I can so Bailey can play but I don't last too long. Thankfully they are almost gone. As Bailey says, "go away lovebugs!"


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1 comment:

J&A said...

i hate those things!!! so gross!!! gecmis olsun.