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March flies

Not considered a nursery production pest, March flies, Bibio albipennis and Bibio xanthippes, are found on occasion in large numbers in production areas. These flies are dimorphic, the males and females differing in appearance. They are often found joined together. This gave rise to the common name of love bugs for a similar species, Plecia sp., found in the south. For our area, March fly is a misnomer as they are usually found in April and May in Western Oregon.

More information can be found at the following websites:

WSU Fact Sheet: March Flies

North Carolina State University: Department of Entomology Insect Notes: March Flies.

Brisbane Insects: March Flies. Nice images of March Flies at this site.

Male March fly, Bibio albipennis
Male March fly
Photo: Key Gray
B. albipennis larva
March fly larva
Photo: Ken Gray
Female March fly, Bibio xanthippes
Female March fly
Photo: Ken Gray
Male March fly, Bibio xanthippes
Male March fly
Photo: Ken Gray
March fly, Bibio xanthippes
March fly larva Photo: unknown
March flies are also known as Love bugs
Love bugs March flies
Photo: Eric Smith
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Robin Rosetta

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