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conehead katydid - Neoconocephalus triops - female

conehead katydid - Neoconocephalus triops - Female
fayetteville, washington County, Arkansas, USA
June 5, 2006
Size: large

Moved from Common Coneheads.

Moved from Katydids.

Female Neoconocephalus.
Should be able to deduce a species at some point. Great image that shows the 'cone' well, and the length of her ovipositor, too, both characters that can help ID her.

i see these often enough, but they usually do not stick around for a good picture. thank you for the information.

Broad-tipped Conehead
This is a Broad-tipped Conehead (Neoconocephalus triops). Ethan Kistler and I determined this from, the thickness of the cone, the amount and pattern of black, and the lack of simmilair species in your area. This species is fairly common throughout the south from Florida west to California and as far North as Ohio in places.

excellent observations, thank you both for the ID... seems i should just stick to wasps, i do not even know what i am looking for when it comes to identifying these things.

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