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Nebraska Conehead Katydid

Neoconocephalus nebrascensis


A small conehead with a prominent cone that is largely black on its lower surface. Side of pronotum with shallow, obtuse notch at rear. First 10-15 teeth at lateral end of stridulatory file conspicuously more widely spaced than remaining teeth. Length 44-56 mm.


Grassy, weedy, and brushy fields and roadsides. Often sings from shrubby trees.


Season: July–Sept. Song: A loud buzz lasting longer than 1 sec. repeated every 2 sec. Neighboring individuals partially synchronize their buzzes. All complete a buzz before a new buzz begins, but synchronizing individuals do not begin their buzzes simultaneously.

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Richmond, Virginia, USA

Spotted on Sep 13, 2013
Submitted on Sep 13, 2013

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