Subject: Whata this?
Location: New orleans louisiana
March 9, 2016 7:21 pm
On my house in new orleans. Never seen this before. Cant find him in the native species directory. Would love an answer. Thanks
This is a Conehead Katydid in the Tribe Copiphorini, and we believe it is a good match to the Broad-Tipped Conehead, Neoconocephalus triops, that is pictured on BugGuide. According to BugGuide: “Species name ‘triops’ is Greek, meaning ‘three eyes’. Also a character from Greek mythology, an offspring of the sea-god Poseidon and Kanake. (Based on Internet searches.) This refers to the black spot on the cone, having the appearance of a third eye.” We will once again be traveling with Journalism students, this time to NYC, so we are postdating your submission to go live to our site over the weekend while we are away.