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Species Neoconocephalus ensiger - Sword-bearing Conehead

Katydid - Neoconocephalus ensiger - female Coneheaded Katydid - Neoconocephalus ensiger - female Illinois conehead - Neoconocephalus ensiger - male Sword-bearing Conehead - Neoconocephalus ensiger - female Neoconocephalus ensiger - female conehead - Neoconocephalus ensiger - female Neoconocephalus ensiger - male Neoconocephalus ensiger - female
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 Neoconocephalus (Common Coneheads)
Species ensiger (Sword-bearing Conehead)
45-64 mm; males 45-55 mm, females 52-64 mm
Central New Mexico, eastern Colorado, western Nebraska, to North Dakota, Ontario, Maine, and North Carolina.
Moist, grassy areas.