Close the door behind you

[picture: the lovebug]
If you’re from Florida, you know what this is.
They appeared outside my door five days ago, and now they’re everywhere I look.
It’s the so-called Love Bug. What you don’t see here is the reason for their name. This insect is attached to another, around the other side of the post (I had to give them *some* modesty).
The story goes that a few years ago, a University of South Florida genetics grad-student was experimenting with breeding techniques and accidentally left the door to the lab open. Whoops!

One thought on “Close the door behind you”

  1. Let me give you a little bit of warning. The guts of the love bug are pretty acidic…which is why it doesn’t have predators. They do a pretty good job on clear coat.

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