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Lovebug season commences in area

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge reporting sightings. (Cindy McIntyre, USFWS)
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge reporting sightings. (Cindy McIntyre, USFWS)
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Updated: 9/09/2013 12:11 am
FOLKSTON, Ga. -- Lovebug season is here, according to the Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge.

Officials say the black-and-orange flies are harmless, but their acid can ruin paint - especially on cars.

It is suggested that you wash their acidic bodies off of cars as soon as possible after impact to minimize damage.

The refuge says that in a month or so the invasion should be over.

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Gunny48 - 9/9/2013 9:42 AM
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We're doomed!!!! Oh the horror!...just getting into the spirit of things...

Truthseeker - 9/9/2013 4:48 AM
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Thank the Lord for this highly informative article. I couldn't tell that lovebug season has begun by the hundreds of dead ones stuck to the front of my truck.

wishmistress - 9/8/2013 10:12 PM
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t, I think it's just their way of increasing ratings, with those porn pics of the beasts.

tlynn - 9/8/2013 9:57 PM
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This is news? Every May and October we have Lovebugs… So it may be a little early this year…It is still NOT news!
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