It’s that time a year again, when the air is filled with love. Twice a year, late spring and late summer, in the Southern Gulf Coast and southeastern United States, hundreds of thousands of Lovebugs take flight.
The Lovebug is a small flying insect that takes to the air for four to five weeks. In this time mating begins almost immediately. The Lovebug can remain coupled for several days and even in flight. Neither adult males nor females live longer than a few days.
So if you are driving through the Gulf Coast during these times of the year and you see a large swarm of slow moving little black bugs, it is the migration of the Lovebug.