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Genus Bucrates

Red-tailed Hopper - Bucrates malivolans - female Neoconocephalus - Bucrates malivolans - male Conehead Grasshopper - Bucrates weissmani - female Bucrates mailvolans - Bucrates malivolans - female Young Katydid - Bucrates malivolans - female Florida Hopper - Bucrates malivolans Bucrates malivolans - female Bucrates malivolans - 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 Bucrates
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bucrates Burmeister, 1838
2 species in North America listed at Singing Insects of North America
5 species worldwide listed at Orthoptera Species File
body length 29-35 mm and 46-56 mm for short-winged and long-winged males; 34-46 and 57-70 for short-winged and long-winged females; ovipositor 37-38.5 mm
body either brown or green, with short or long wings; cone round-tipped without prominent gap between it and face; wings cover most or all of abdomen; ovipositor very long, at least 1.5 times as long as hind femur
One sp. in the coastal southeastern states, north to Long Island, west to Gulf coast of Texas, the other sp. in mountains of southern AZ
B. malivolans in freshwater marshes on cattails, sawgrass, and other tall grasses; also in moist thickets and tangled vegetation along wet or flooded ditches.
B. weissmani on perennial bunch grasses in low roadside vegetation
B. malivolans: July to September (except April to January in southern Florida)
B. weissmani: calls as early as 1 June and as late as 5 August. Available evidence and comparison with other North American coneheads suggest that overwintering is by individuals that are in reproductive diapause when they molt to adults in late summer or fall.
Internet References
species account of B. malivolans, including photos, description, habitat, distribution, song details, seasonality, similar species (Singing Insects of North America)
species account of B. weissmani (Singing Insects of North America)
classification plus literature citations and included taxa (Orthoptera Species File)