Love bugs, they’re not just cars!

October 9th, 2015

Love bugs, they’re not just cars!

Have you ever been driving down the road when out of the blue two bugs “kissing” have completed what in any other species would be considered a suicide pact?  Kissing bugs, mostly can be found in the southern regions, however they are all over the US.

These lovers typically are found together as a pair. They like to keep a low profile until mating season, and they get their name because they are mating when you see them locked together. They usually will stay closer to grassy areas close to the ground, but in the fall they are attracted to the heat of the cars and the highways. Their mating process doesn’t take long. Sometimes they only appear for a couple of days per season, then you won’t see them again until the next mating season. They don’t dive bomb your windshield on purpose, they are actually just caught up in the whirlwind of bug passion. The female of the kissing bugs is generally larger, so she latches on and drags her male with her. To make the conversation a little bit more buggy, the splat on the windshield is because typically the female is completely full of eggs.

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