The love bug, also known as the honeymoon fly, kissing bug or double-headed bug, is a member of the march flies. The love bug is found in the southeastern United States, especially along the Gulf Coast, and parts of Central America. The bug gets its name because it remains coupled for several days during and after mating.
Love bugs do not typically bite or sting, however, their major nuisance is what is known as their “flights”. Love Bugs fly in groups of hundreds and thousands…making them hard to miss. They can become most irritating when travelling along highways where they tend to get stuck on cars and are difficult to remove if left for more than a couple of hours. Love bugs have two major flights per year, the first one being in late April and May, and the second during late August and September. Flights can last anywhere from four to five weeks.
The female love bugs live only three to four days while males have a longer life cycle. With a longer life cycle, you’d think that the male love bugs would remember Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately, some still forget.
If you are one of the forgetful love bugs, check out our list of 10 last minute Valentine’s Day gifts!
- Valentine’s Day Love coupons. The coupons can be anything from a romantic evening out or a coupon to do a household chore.
- Gift card to their favorite restaurant or store.
- Framed photo of the 2 of you.
- Chocolate…because who doesn’t love chocolate.
- Spa or manicure for the ladies. A hot lather shave for the men.
- A good old fashion love letter.
- Romantic dinner, whether at home or out on the town.
- QY-Quality Time.