Lovebug-Plecia nearctic

The lovebug (Plecia nearctica) is a member of the family Bibionidae (march flies). It is known by a number of common names including honeymoon fly, kissingbug, or double-headedbug. It is a small, black colored fly with a reddish-orange thorax. The adults feed on nectar during their brief lifespan. The larvae (maggots) feed on decaying plant material.

Lovebug-Plecia nearctic
Lovebug
Lovebug
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3 comments:

Ibn Hanif said...

MashaAllah,

Your photography is impressive and what amazes me more is the info you share relating to the subject of your nature photographs.

May Allah bless you , ameen.

Sajid Nawaz (Ibn Hanif)

Lahore, Pak / Makkah, Saudia

birdy said...

Thanks friend for your kind words and appreciation.

Ani said...

Very nice! These flies are high on my wish-list! I have never seen them around here.