Love Bugs  
How many times have you scrubbed this mess off of your car?  Love bug season hits and SPLAT, your bumper is speckled with bits of guts and wing and...
Love Bugs mating and splattered on a car bumper
This love bug is checking out my firebush.  From a distance they look like black bugs with a red back, but up close the red is orange with three red stripes.
This swarm was in my yard when I got home, and I couldn't take a step without some of them landing on me briefly and then buzzing off. Fortunately, they're quite harmless little flies; they do not sting or bite.
Love Bug resting for the evening on a firebush bud
This swarm was in my yard when I got home, and I couldn't take a step without some of them landing on me briefly and then buzzing off. Fortunately, they're quite harmless little flies; they do not sting or bite.
Love Bug resting for the evening on a firebush bud
I don't want to dwell on the dead, but when these bugs splatter on your vehicle, wow do they make a mess! If you run into a love bug swarm, wash it off as soon as you get a chance because they can actually damage the paint.
This lovebug was all alone, which is unusual for these creatures. It landed on my arm, so I paused to photograph it before I brushed it off.
Love Bugs splattered on a car bumper
Love Bug pausing on my arm
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