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    05 / 14 / 2014

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In the afternoon I spotted these critters on a “Tulip Tree” (that is what my mom called it- a pink variety of an oriental magnolia) The insects did not appear to be eating. They have soft wings and a mostly black body, but the abdomen is an orange/coral color. They fly slowly when disturbed, and did not make an effort to eave the tree. Any ideas as to what they are, and if they are harmful?


  • Christine Hurst Apprentice says:

    I am not sure, Stone. The only encounter I have had with Lovebugs was about 35 years ago on a trip to Florida. We had to put a bug screen on the front of our Jeep because they were so thick in the air. These are not in mating mode, if they are. I have never noticed these before in our area(In McDonough, GA)

    May 16th, 2014 at 1:53pm

  • stone Master Identifier says:


    May 16th, 2014 at 10:14am

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