Subject: 6 legged insect
Location: eastern south carolina
December 7, 2013 6:05 am
Could you identify this insect I saw in my yard
Signature: Jim Sambroak
This is a female Conehead Katydid in the subfamily Conocephalinae, and in our opinion, it most closely resembles members of the genus Belocephalus, including Belocephalus sabalis, the Palmetto Conehead, however that genus and species have only been reported from Florida according to BugGuide. We will try to contact Katydid expert Piotr Naskrecki to see if he can verify our identification or provide a correction.