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.
of B. malivolans
, including photos, description, habitat, distribution, song details, seasonality, similar species (Singing Insects of North America)
of B. weissmani
(Singing Insects of North America)
plus literature citations and included taxa (Orthoptera Species File)