Neoconocephalus exiliscanorus — Overview

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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.

Season: July–Sept.

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


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Source: Singing Insects of North America

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