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


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).

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].


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