High quality grapevine beetle photos, and eastern bloodsucking conenose (I think)
July 2, 2010
the other night I was outside taking photos of the Conenose (I believe courtesy of bugguide, thats what it is), which was sitting beside the outside light, when I suddenly heard loud buzzing. I turned around and saw what I thought to be a large june beetle and after a few rather pathetic attempts to grab it as it was flying I finally made a good attempt and caught what turned out to be a grapevine beetle instead. I was so happy as I had never found a grapevine beetle and had always wanted to. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoy your website.
Seymour (just south of Knoxville), Tennessee zip code 37865
Thanks for sending us your high quality photos. We will be uploading your photos in separate postings to simplify our archives.
Thanks so much for responding and posting the photos! I was so happy to find that grapevine beetle, and I had never seen an eastern bloodsucking conenose either. I made sure I didnt touch him (the conenose) as I read that they give a nasty bite. Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for posting my photos.