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Green Bug
Location: FL
July 24, 2011 3:49 pm
I moved to FL not too long ago and saw this green bug. Nobody I’ve talked to knows what it is. Do you?
Signature: Patti

Conehead

Hi Patti,
This Katydid is commonly called a Conehead.  We believe it is an immature nymph as it does not have wings.  We will contact Katydid expert Piotr Naskrecki to see if he can provide a species identification.

Piotr Naskrecki provides an ID
Hi Daniel,
This is a male of Belocephalus, possibly B. davisi, but impossible to say for sure without examining its genitalia and the stridulatory apparatus (there are 13 very similar species in the genus).
Cheers,
Piotr

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Florida

One Response to Conehead

  1. Dave says:

    Hi Daniel,

    This one is definitely edible and “choice” [to borrow colloquial terminology from the mushroom hunters].

    Dave
    http://www.smallstockfoods.com

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