Conenose Beetle, or Kissing Bug request for Terlingua area from Rachel Curtis-Robles at Texas A & M University


Here at Texas A&M, we are running a citizen submission project to get submission of kissing bugs (aka cone-nose bugs) from across Texas in order to study Chagas disease. We’re in contact with a few folks in the Big Bend/Terlingua area, and we would like to get the word out that we test kissing bugs that are sent to us. Although we have plenty of bugs from central Texas, we have a mighty big gap in our knowledge, because we have no bugs from your area. If it would be possible to include a notice on your website, we would appreciate it.

The most information we have can be found at
My email is

Please let me know what steps I should take to get the word out to folks in your area.


Rachel Curtis-Robles
PhD student
Hamer Lab

NSF Graduate Research Fellow and College of Veterinary Medicine Merit Scholar
Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843


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Read the current   The Terlingua Moon    (the weekly Terlingua area entertainment and events bulletin)





Cara Carney and  Stuart McSpadden came out to Terlingua in November of 2014  to conduct interviews for their 4th edition of Western Perspective which aired in February 2015 on Basin PBS and then is airing around the state on other PBS stations.

The ART segment included a studio visit with painter Bonnie Wunderlich:



The segment on John Wells,  the Field Lab, living off off the grid: