Insect population may be lower this summer due to a very cold winter
Posted on 1/14/2018 3:00:00 AM.

It’s been a colder than normal winter to say the least in Louisiana and it might affect the insect population this summer. LSU Entomology Professor Timothy Schowalter says many tropical species in Louisiana are at the edge of the areas they normally inhabit and says the sudden cold weather didn’t help them.

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Lovebugs are on overload this summer
Posted on 9/7/2017 3:15:00 AM.

Many Louisianans have likely noticed a serious uptick in the amount of lovebugs we’re seeing. LSU-Shreveport Associate professor of Biological Sciences Beverly Burden says the relatively mild summer can be to blame for this. She says these last few months are wetter and cooler than we typically see this time of year.

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