Walking stick ID please
I was wondering what type of walking stick this may be. It does not look like the typical two-striped ones I usually see here in Vero Beach, FL. Thanks!
Scott Walker
Vero Beach, Fl

Hi Scott,
We believe this is an immature female Neoconocephalus triops, Broad-tipped Conehead, a type of Katydid. There are many photos of adults on BugGuide. We are requesting assistance from Eric Eaton. Eric quickly responded, and we were in the ballpark, but with the wrong genus. Here is Eric’s response: “Hi: That’s much better with the image:-) It is an adult female conehead in the genus Belocephalus, something unique to Florida I imagine. Eric ” There are some images on BugGuide.

Update: (07/03/2008) Katydid IDs from Piotr Naskrecki
I have been looking at the page with unidentified katydids (Katydids 2), and thought I could help with some ID’s. From top to bottom they are: Florida conehead – Belocephalus (most likely B. sabalis)

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