Definition of lovebug
: a small black fly (Plecia nearctica) with a red thorax that swarms along highways in the Gulf states of the U.S.
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Butterflies fluttered in the shade of sunlight dappled by the Spanish moss dangling from oak trees and lovebugs rested on tangerine and lemon trees scattered throughout the property on a recent morning.
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Origin and Etymology of lovebug
from the fact that it is usually seen copulating
First Known Use: circa 1966See Words from the same year
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