Conehead Katydid

Subject: 6 legged insect
Location: eastern south carolina
December 7, 2013 6:05 am
Could you identify this insect I saw in my yard
Signature: Jim Sambroak

Conehead Katydid
Conehead Katydid

Hi Jim,
This is a female Conehead Katydid in the subfamily Conocephalinae, and in our opinion, it most closely resembles members of the genus
Belocephalus, including Belocephalus sabalis, the Palmetto Conehead, however that genus and species have only been reported from Florida according to BugGuide.  We will try to contact Katydid expert Piotr Naskrecki to see if he can verify our identification or provide a correction.

Conehead Katydid
Conehead Katydid

 

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