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  • Buschman, L. 1976. Invasion of Florida by the Lovebug *Plecia nearctica* (Diptera:Bibionidae). Florida Entomologist,, 59(2): 191-194.
  • Callahan, P., H. Denmark. 1973. Attraction of the lovebug, *Plecia nearctica* (Diptera: Bibionidae), to UV Irradiated Automobile Exhaust Fumes. Florida Entomologist,, 56(2): 115-119.
  • Callahan, P., H. Denmark. 1974. The Lovebug Phenomenon. Proceedings of the Tall Timbers Conference on ecological animal control by habitat management: 93-101.
  • Chambers, S. 1977. Genetic Characteristics of a Colonizing Episode in the Lovebug, *Plecia nearctica*. Annals of the Entomological Society of America,, 70(4): 537-540.
  • Cherry, R., R. Raid. 2000. Seasonal flight of *Plecia nearctica* (Diptera:Bibionidae) in Southern Florida. Florida Entomologist,, 83(1): 94-96.
  • Hieber, C., J. Cohen. 1983. Sexual Selection in the Lovebug, *Plecia nearctica*: The role of male choice. Evolution,, 37(5): 987-992.
  • Kish, L., I. Terry, G. Allen. 1977. Three fungi tested against the lovebug, *Plecia nearctica*, in Florida. Florida Entomologist,, 60(4): 291-295.
  • Leppla, N., J. Sharp, W. Turner, E. Hamilton, D. Bennett. 1974. Rhythmic Activity of *Plecia nearctica*. Environmental Entomology,, 3(2): 323-326.
  • Pape T. & Thompson F.C. (eds) (2015). Systema Dipterorum (version 2.0, Jan 2011). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 26th August 2015 (Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Kunze T., Flann C., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., eds). Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.
  • Thompson, C. 1975. Lovebugs, a review of the Nearctic Species of Plecia Wiedemann (Diptera:Bibionidae). Coop Econ Insect Rep Anim Plant Health Serv Plant Prot Quar Programs,, 25(8): 87-91.
  • Thornhill, R. 1976. Reproductive Behavior of the Lovebug, *Plecia nearctica* (Diptera:Bibionidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America,, 69(5): 843-847.
  • Thornhill, R. 1980. Sexual Selection within Mating Swarms of the Lovebug, *Plecia nearctica* (Diptera:Bibionidae). Animal Behavior,, 28: 405-412.
  • Van Handel, E. 1976. Metabolism of the Lovebug *Plecia nearctica* (Diptera:Bibionidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America,, 69(2): 215-216.


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