Subject: New Castle Unknown
Location: New Castle, PA
September 12, 2013 6:09 pm
Found this guy hanging on the outside wall of out office about 11:15 9/12/13. Body length I would estimate at 2.5 inches. Would like to know what this is and if native or not. Can’t say I have ever seen one in this area.
Signature: Paul Meahl
This appears to be a Conehead Katydid in the tribe Copiphorini, which you can view on BugGuide, however, we are not certain of the species, though we suspect it might be a Broad-Tipped Conehead, Neoconocephalus triops. Coneheads are native. Your individual is a female, as evidenced by the swordlike ovipositor at the tip of her abdomen. We will try to contact Katydid expert Piotr Naskrecki to see if he can provide a species name for us.