These black lovebugs emit such an odor that nothing, absolutely nothing will land on them let alone eat them. I made the mistake of squeezing two of them between my fingers, it was such an acid type smell to it.. no wonder they eat thru the paint job on a vehicle. The larger one (female) carries the male on her back, breed in motion.
Very seldom do you see only one of them at a time. A swarm of them can cover the windshield and the front of the vehicle in one swoop...
& Slowpoke, USMC [1993 Gulfstream Sunvoyager M8345, F53 Chassis ]
"Travlin with a song and prayer"