Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Mar 4, 2009
    George from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Ok - what's up with those freaky double-bodied bugs? Every year we see those little black bugs that look like two bugs but are really one. What kind of insect is it? Is it only at WDW?

    Well, George, it looks like you have met the Florida love bugs!  The double bodied bugs that you see are actually two bugs, and in light of the fact that this is a "G" rated panel, let's just say that when the bugs are out swarming - usually for a period of time in the spring and again in the fall - it appears that they are two headed because they are doing what decent bugs should be doing behind closed bedroom doors. 

    The length of the love bug season can be anywhere from three to five weeks, and the bugs are completely harmless.  They mate in mid-air, which is why you see them as you see them, and they do not bite, buzz, sting, and adult love bugs don't even eat!  They tend to come out mid-morning and just before it gets dark, avoiding for the most part the heat of the afternoon.

    More a nuisance than anything else, you can just blow them away with a misting fan or your hand if you need to.  They are all over Florida - not just at Walt Disney World - and if you would like to try to avoid them, plan your vacation for months other than May and September, when you are most likely to encounter the love bugs!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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