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Unknown(Grasshopper like)
Location: western Massachusetts in the Berkshires.
November 15, 2011 12:36 pm
Hi, i was working at a Supermarket in produce to find a bug that looks like a grasshopper, is brown, flat top and flat head, 6 legs, and the thing which gets me is it has Red pincers which are black tipped. found in the eastern United states, western Massachusetts in the Berkshires.
Signature: Justin Klahn

Conehead Katydid

Hi Justin,
From your profile shot through the container, it appears that this Katydid is a Conehead, possibly even the Broad-Tipped Conehead, Neoconocephalus triops, which is pictured on BugGuide.

Conehead Katydid

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Namibian arthropods
Location: Namibia (see above)
November 15, 2011 12:44 pm
Can you please name these.All pictures were taken in April 2011 in Namibia.
The cricket was taken in the Etendeke Mountain camp close to Palmwag. The other 2 images were taken at Durstenbruck farm north of Windhoek.
Signature: Roger Pinkney

Shield-Backed Katydid

Dear Roger,
We are finally getting around to your third identification request after having posted your Banded-Legged Golden Orb-Web Spider and your Tropical Centipede, and we haven’t heard back from you, though perhaps internet connectivity is not easy to find in Namibia.  All of your photos are quite nice.  The creature you refer to as a cricket is actually a Shield-Backed Katydid in the subfamily Tettigoniinae.  We are going to write to Katydid expert Piotr Naskrecki from Harvard to see if he can provide a species identification for you.

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what bug is this?
Location: Bradenton florida
November 3, 2011 8:51 am
this bug has been moving behind a web for a couple days. Its about 3 1/2 inches long. It dosent look like a spider, but Ive never seen it before. I live in florida.
Signature: kyle k

Conehead Katydid

Hi Kyle,
This is the third photo from FLorida we have received in two weeks of a Conehead Katydid in the genus
Belocephalus.

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Grasshopper-Crayfish
Location: Southern Palm Bay, FL
October 23, 2011 12:12 pm
Found this little beastie while out geocaching today. It had apparently been taken down by somehing else (possibly a car) and although still alive, the ants were already swarming for their feast.
I’ve looked all through my bug book and came up empty handed.
Signature: Wolfeitz

Conehead Katydid

Dear Wolfeitz,
Just yesterday we posted another photo and letter from Florida of this Conehead Katydid in the genus
Belocephalus.

Conehead Katydid

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Creepy Bug
Location: Naples, FL
October 21, 2011 2:05 pm
We don’t know what this bug is and its freaking everyone out. Help us solve this mystery
Signature: Panicked

Conehead Katydid

Dear Panicked,
You had an encounter with one of the Conehead Katydids, and we believe this is one of members of the genus
Belocephalus, based on photos posted to Bugguide.  They are “Usually associated with small palms, including saw and cabbage palmettos” and “Has been observed eating palm fronds” according to Bugguide.

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Green Bug on my Hummingbird Feeder
Location: SE Wisconsin
October 8, 2011 4:00 pm
This bug showed up on my hummingbird feeder and was there for several minutes. When I got closer with the camera, it moved around and then when I turned around, it disappeared. What is this bug?
Signature: Puzzled

Katydid

Dear Puzzled,
You can tell that this Bush Katydid is a female because of sickle shaped ovipositor at the end of her abdomen.

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