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Slightly Musical Conehead (Neoconocephalus exiliscanorus)
Identification: The conehead with the longest cone: 4-6 mm, measured from the ventral tooth to the tip. Ovipositor 35-50 mm. Length 49-66 mm for males and 53-74 for females.
Habitat: Wet or moist thickets, canebrakes, cattail marshes, along streams in forests, cornfields.
Song: Loud, raspy, brief (0.1 sec.) buzzes produced regularly for at least a few seconds at a rate of about 3 per sec. Neighboring individuals synchronize.
Similar Species: Neoconocephalus lyristes has a shorter, more slender-tipped cone.
More information: subfamily Copiphorinae, genus Neoconocephalus