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Brownsville Meadow Katydid - Conocephalus resacensis - female

Brownsville Meadow Katydid - Conocephalus resacensis - Female
Sabal Palm Sanctuary, Cameron County, Texas, USA
November 24, 2014
One of several seen in the butterfly garden, that I think are probably Conocephalus resacensis. The female's wings are much smaller than those of C. brevipennis and the overall size was large for this genus.

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I've tried to nail it down for sure
but I can't. These look much like and fit C. brevipennis fairly well, but I don't even know if that species is found there. I've checked them against the type description of C. resacensis, and the match is not very good for color pattern, but morphologically they seem to match. They have a much more developed dark pattern than the type specimens of that name. However, knowing how these things can vary, I can't rule it out, and I'd even say that odds are you are correct. If we can get some detailed photos of the under side, and of the cerci from directly above or below, it might help.

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