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Subject:  Unknown Bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Ocala, Florida
Date: 09/21/2018
Time: 09:36 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I found this insect on the outside of our screened lanai.  Any help in identifying it would be greatly appreciated.
How you want your letter signed:  Nan

Conehead

Dear Nan,
This is a Short-Winged Conehead Katydid in the genus
Belocephalus, and here is a BugGuide image for verification.  According to BugGuide:  “Usually associated with small palms, including saw and cabbage palmettos” and “Has been observed eating palm fronds.”   The ovipositor indicates your individual is female.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Ocala, Florida

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