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Have you noted that every year brings a whole different plague of insects?

Asked by YARNLADY (42353points) June 1st, 2009

We have gone through ‘elm catepellars’, fruit flies, mosquitos, beetles, and now spiders. It’s almost like the Chinese Zodiac of bugs.

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Here in Southern CA, weather fluctuations have produced weird insect irruptions. Two winters ago, we had an extreme hot spell in February (over 90 degrees) that produced a huge influx of alfalfa looper moths- we’d get hundreds of them at one light! This was followed by below freezing temperatures which seemed to kill overwintering pupae- we had very few flies and no June bugs at all.

This year, for reasons unknown to me, it’s ophionid wasps. And still not a single June bug.

Tink's avatar

Ewwwww insects I don’t even wanna know but I have noticed

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