Subject: Is this a katydid?
Location: Orlando, Florida
October 23, 2015 1:08 pm
We’ve just returned from a holiday at Disney, Orlando (1st holiday abroad from the UK) and we were loving the native bugs. We snapped a photo of me holding a bug I picked up outside the hotel door and we are not sure what it is, we believe that it’s a kind of katydid or grasshopper but would appreciate your help.
Signature: Sallie and Glenn Kimberley, UK
Dear Sallie and Glenn,
This is a Conehead Katydid, possibly the Broad-Tipped Conehead, Neoconocephalus triops, which is pictured on BugGuide. According to BugGuide the range is: “Southern United States: Long Island south to Florida. Across south to southern California.”