Conehead from China

Coneheaded Grasshopper from China
Location: Guangzhou, China
December 12, 2011 1:33 am
Hello found this little guy sunbathing on my grill behind my house. I live in Guangzhou, China. Picture was taken just two weeks ago but Southern China never really gets much cooler than about 10 degrees C.
Signature: CTSH

Conehead

Dear CTSH,
Though you correctly identified a Conehead, you are mistaken that it is a grasshopper.  Your Conehead is actually one of the Katydids.  Grasshoppers are distinguished from most of the other Orthopterans by their relatively short antennae.  Katydids and many other Orthopterans are classified together into the suborder Ensifera, the Longhorned Orthopterans.

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