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Love Bugs
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SeaJ    Posted 08-29-2003 at 15:23:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
YA know those black bugs? I call them F@*k bugs but to be The farrier told me today that they are usually a sign of cooler weather? Is that true? Please say it is. I am so ready for cooler weather and those bugs are EVERYWHERE now.

Ron,Ar    Posted 08-29-2003 at 18:26:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
When we was kids we called them truck & trailer bugs. They are everywhere here too. Cooler weather? I don't know about tho, seems like the seasons are all goofed up nowadays. Still summer here!

toolman    Posted 08-29-2003 at 18:57:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
just above freezing here at night now but hot during the day and there still everywhere here just had to fly spray the horses .one thing about winter don,t have to worry about bugs around here .

Ron,Ar    Posted 08-29-2003 at 19:23:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
what part of the world you in Toolman? It has only dropped below 70 at night once since May here.

toolman    Posted 08-29-2003 at 20:05:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
british columbia, canada im at about the 3300 ft. level in the rockies, last few morings it was down to about 33 and 34, makes it nice sleepin weather.

~Lenore    Posted 08-29-2003 at 19:43:32       [Reply]  [No Email]

Those "love bugs" love white cars and blonde hair.
I must have looked like a nut case trying to get in my car without them.
Then trying to keep them out of my hair!!
Thank goodness they are not here for long.

ret    Posted 08-30-2003 at 09:09:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
darn, can't remember them being in Ca, Don't think they are here either

~Lenore ..ret    Posted 08-30-2003 at 13:26:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Both Thornhill and Rothamel (1969) gave details on orientation and coupling of D. sayi. This bibionid attains nuisance numbers as adults in Florida and elsewhere from South Carolina south and west to Texas and California. Complaints about the larvae and adults of D. sayi (reported as D. orbatus) were statewide in California during October of 1970 (USDA, Cooperative Economic Insect Report 20797). In this same volume of C.E.I.R., there were numerous reports of it being a problem during autumn in sod and lawns, including one report of 1,000 larvae per square meter in a nursery at Oakland, Alameda County, California.

ret    Posted 08-30-2003 at 17:03:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
must have died out in 70, but it ought to be here in Va, for every bug that ever lived has to be from here. Most of them stayed too. maybe my Sunset book has something in it on Love bugs. Thought at first you meant Volkswagens, they got lots of them there

paynts    Posted 08-29-2003 at 15:48:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hope so-we are up to our bums in those dagnabbit things! My Mosquito Net is full of them.
So do you guys have any trail rides coming up?

SeaJ    Posted 08-29-2003 at 16:15:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Can't see nothing but a cloud of those bugs here.
Yes we have quite a few rides coming up. Good ol trail season is here. yeah!!! WAs suppose to be on one this weekend but I didn't want to go. No ac or shower in the horse trailer yet and I don't want to be stinky all weekend. We do have the ac but its still in the box. Just got it today. But weekend after next we'll be on the crusty trail. yeah!!! Why? ya looking for a ride?

paynts    Posted 08-29-2003 at 17:38:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well have to find something to do with my dang horse. Since we moved the horses out here we have no place to ride. Fast traffic and NO shoulders.
Never been on a ride yet...what kind of per day milage are they generally?

SeaJ    Posted 08-29-2003 at 18:47:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Milage deonds on the ride. We have done some that are 11 and some 22 and everything in between. Check out my webpage for a listing of rides and if ya find one ya wann do let me know and I can find out the milage for ya. Also, in October sometime I want to get a few peeps together at my place for a afternoon/evening ride. G will be working EVERYnight all thru oct and I will be bored plus I have a young horse I want to tune up but don't want to ride alone.Been hurt too many times riding alone. Let me know...

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