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One of the things I love about living in Florida is the year round driving I enjoy in my C5 Verte. However, once every year during this time we are invaded by swarms of "Love Bugs". Little flying bugs who hook up for some freaky in-air action and stay connected until the smaller male dies of exhaustion. (What a way to go I guess). :partyon:

Anyway, drove the Verte about 20 miles today for some errands and some beach-side site seeing. Great weather, however the front of the Verte now looks like a semi after a Seattle to Miami run. Bug guts, dried juice, wings, arms, limbs, etc. splattered all over the front and windows. A 1 hour drive results in a 1-hour bath and detail. Augh!

However, I also feel for my midwest/Chicago brothers who get to enjoy the 17-year locusts this year. I remember those bastards were as loud as a Ted Nugent concert the last time they were out. :laughing:
 

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Yeah it was REAL bad a few weeks ago here, i took some pics so non-Floridians could see how bad it really is...





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Tell me about it AHHHHH!!!! I think their attracted to Red, I've never seen so many around my 'Vette good thing is she looks great now!
 

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Wow thats alot of bugs. I wiped my screen down, thought it was just dirty:thud:
 

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I knew you were from Florida the moment I saw "Love Bug" and was pretty sure you weren't talking about Disney's Volkswagen movie. I used leftover material from my lanai to cover the grill opening and liberally sprayed kitchen cooking oil on the font of the car for short trips, but if I had to hit the highway for a day or two, I used saran wrap or cling wrap. I did this on my motorhome too. The love bugs will even mess up a vinyl nose mask. I'm sure God had something in mind when he made these things, but I would have been happy if Noah had left them behind with the mosquito's and fire ants.
 

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I took some pics this morning of my car for the DC Wallpaper contest and then went for a stroll down 95 south from Savannah in the '73. Good thing I didnt plan on pictures after my cruise. What a freakin mess!! (lovebugs)
 

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I saw a UPS truck the other day with its windows completely covered by bug guts. It looked as though it was shot with white paint pellets. I don't know how the driver actually saw through it all.

My daily driver is a black business sedan. The front is covered. I usually put Crisco cooking oil on for a few weeks to help remove the bug carcasses that accumulate. I clean my windows every evening when I get home. Hopefully we're near the end of this madness....
 

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I gotta chip in here and say that is one of the best reasons I can think of for winter! Seriously, I have come to understand in my travels about this great land that while winter may be a bitch for obvious reasons, one thing it does do very well is KILL BUGS. Every time I get sick & tired of cold & snow, I force myself to remember the bugs down south, and it's not so bad....
Let me also quickly say, before you southern guys start jumping my butt, I know it is a matter of preferences & acclimatization---Your trees and growth down south are very nice, but I feel claustrophobic if I can't see the horizon 20 or 50 miles away....Your thick, caressing, oxygen-laden atmosphere sure makes my motor run good, but if you've ever seen the stars on a moonless winter night in the middle of Wyoming you'll be a changed man....Absolutely nothing can compare to the sun rising over the New Mexico desert, and then going from a 35* night to a 90* day in just a few hours....The unending empty vastness of western Utah is humbling to an extreme....The full moon shining so bright over the Colorado Rocky Mountains you can turn off the headlights at midnite and cruise.....

I piss & moan about winter as much as anybody, but I still choose to live here: I need it, my soul needs it, for there is no spring & summer if there is no autumn & winter.

Besides, I hate bugs.:laughing:

John
 

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I gotta chip in here and say that is one of the best reasons I can think of for winter! Seriously, I have come to understand in my travels about this great land that while winter may be a bitch for obvious reasons, one thing it does do very well is KILL BUGS. Every time I get sick & tired of cold & snow, I force myself to remember the bugs down south, and it's not so bad....
Let me also quickly say, before you southern guys start jumping my butt, I know it is a matter of preferences & acclimatization---Your trees and growth down south are very nice, but I feel claustrophobic if I can't see the horizon 20 or 50 miles away....Your thick, caressing, oxygen-laden atmosphere sure makes my motor run good, but if you've ever seen the stars on a moonless winter night in the middle of Wyoming you'll be a changed man....Absolutely nothing can compare to the sun rising over the New Mexico desert, and then going from a 35* night to a 90* day in just a few hours....The unending empty vastness of western Utah is humbling to an extreme....The full moon shining so bright over the Colorado Rocky Mountains you can turn off the headlights at midnite and cruise.....

I piss & moan about winter as much as anybody, but I still choose to live here: I need it, my soul needs it, for there is no spring & summer if there is no autumn & winter.

Besides, I hate bugs.:laughing:

John
WELL STATED, AND THE REASON I CLAIM THREE STATES AS HOME. ILLINOIS, TEXAS AND FLORIDA.
 
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