Experts say weather caused fewer lovebugs

Cold weather makes it harder for larva to survive

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OCALA, Fla. - You find them on the front of your car and you see them flying around in twos, but experts say there have been fewer lovebugs this year.  They say the reason is most likely the cold weather. 

The Palm Beach Post reports, University of Florida Professor Norman Leppla says larva had a harder time surviving because of this spring's unusually cold and wet weather. 

Leppla says most of lovebugs' lives are spent as larva beneath decaying vegetation.  He says for the bugs to really thrive they  need ideal conditions.

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