Possibly Slightly Musical Conehead

Subject: Bug ID Help
Location: Raleigh, NC area
October 15, 2016 3:23 pm
I found this bug at the end of September in the Raleigh, NC area. I thought it was a large grasshopper, but after further inspection I noticed the head was really different than any grasshopper I’ve ever seen. I came across your site trying to find out what it was. Any help would be great! Thank you.
Signature: Mitch

Slightly Musical Conehead, we believe
Slightly Musical Conehead, we believe

Dear Mitch,
This is one of the Coneheads in the genus
Neoconocephalus, possibly the Slightly Musical Conehead, Neoconocephalus exiliscanorus, which is pictured on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide:  “Has the longest cone among U.S. conehead species.”

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