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https://sp-uns.blogspot.com/2017/08/cs-11-i-find-coniontis-sp.html Despite its small size (smaller than T molitor adult) and apparent inactivity, I am excited at finally capturing one again. Being found in a yard that I did not expect to see it in caused even more excitement. No photos due to lack of sensible camera.
I've slowly realized that when insects are not seen they are usually camouflaged, hidden, or restricted to certain areas. Recently I haven't found very many new interesting things, despite flipping rocks in the yard, going on night expeditions, and smearing peach/foodpellets all over the conk-infested tree. I feel like I've exhausted every trick in the book, but I'm sure they are hiding somewhere because I've rescued them as rare visitors from the swimming pool. Any tips for catching beetles and other things when you're having trouble locating them? I've even tried a few unusual methods I invented, like following wasps to find their prey.