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Today, lovebugs occur in large populations in every state along the Gulf of Mexico as well as Georgia and South Carolina. Populations of lovebugs also exist throughout Central America. Plecia nearctica was recognized in Texas and Louisiana as early as 1911, but was not seen in Florida until about 1949.

Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Introduced ); neotropical (Native )


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