The Nearctica Waltz (or: Ballad of Lovebugs)

This wasn’t a submission to the Ribald Tales of Entomology Limerick Contest, but it rhymes, it’s funny, and it’s Arthropod related, so I’m making it an Honorable Mention.

If you haven’t lived in the southern US, you may not recognize the insect that this song is about.  “Lovebugs,” also known as March flies, are best known for hooking up….and staying that way.  They can form thick clouds of flying insects, and sometimes are a driving hazard.  To make things even better, some car finishes are damaged by squashed bug juice.

Enjoy!