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Species Pyrgocorypha uncinata - Hook-faced Conehead

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Suborder Ensifera (Long-horned Orthoptera)
Infraorder Tettigoniidea (Katydids, Camel Crickets, and relatives)
Family Tettigoniidae (Katydids)
Subfamily Conocephalinae (Coneheads and Meadow Katydids)
Tribe Copiphorini (Coneheads)
Genus Pyrgocorypha
Species uncinata (Hook-faced Conehead)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pyrgocorypha uncinata (Harris, 1841). Taxonomic notes:
described in 1841 by Harris, who originally placed it in genus Conocephalus
47-62 mm (FL), 44-54 mm further north
wings extend beyond abdomen; cone has prominent gap separating cone from face, and ends in sharp down-turned point; brown females and green females occur in approximately equal numbers; males are always brown
se. US (so. VA -- FL -- e. TX)(1)
Males sing from trees, woodlands. Juveniles probably in grassy areas.
Singing April-May (NC), March-May (peninsular FL), April-July (Florida Keys).
Song is a high-pitched ringing hiss modulated momentarily 4-5 times per second.
See Also
Neoconocephalus triops is similar in that males call from undergrowth and treetops in the spring, but their songs are unbroken or broken at about 1-second intervals and their first singing is earlier in the spring. [U. of Florida]
Internet References
SINA--species account (link current 3/18/11)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide To Grasshoppers, Katydids, And Crickets Of The United States
John L. Capinera, Ralph D. Scott, Thomas J. Walker. 2004. Cornell University Press.