Subject:  Conehead
Geographic location of the bug:  Jacksonville,  FL
Date: 10/05/2018
Time: 04:20 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  What is this?
How you want your letter signed:  Dawn L

Cattail Toothpick Grasshopper

Dear Dawn,
Conehead was a good guess, but Coneheads are Katydids and you have submitted an image of a Grasshopper.  Katydids and Grasshoppers have many similarities as they are both classified in the order Orthoptera, but they have decidedly different antennae.  Your Grasshopper is a Cattail Toothpick Grasshopper,
Leptysma marginicollis, which we identified on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide:  “This slender, elongate grasshopper has a very pointed head and flattened, sword-shaped antennae” and “Inhabits wet areas, and is usually found on emergent vegetation such as cattails and sedges.” 

Location: Jacksonville, Florida

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