Every August and September, they come here in large numbers. They mate while they are in the air and stay connected! The females fly and walk forward while the connected male is pulled in a backwards motion.
They don't bite or sting anyone- they just invade your space!! Several of them crawl all over your arms, legs, hands, and hair at the same time.
Most people speak frustration of their presence. I was warned by many that the Love Bugs would be coming.
When they did come, I heard many adults and children complain about the bothersome bug. Jordan, my 7- year old, claimed he couldn't even do his math because of them!
Mariah's squeal of excitement overpowered their complaints. As the bugs crawled all over her, she exclaimed, "They LOVE ME!!"