Everglades conehead
Neoconocephalus pahayokee Walker and Whitesell 1978

 
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20 s of calling song [1.68MB]; male from Palm Beach Co., Fla.; 22.6C. (WTL188-4)


Waveform of 5 s of calling at 22.6°C (from WTL188-4). Peak frequency 10 kHz.
Click on first half of waveform to hear graphed song.
Click on second half of waveform to expand last 0.2 s.

Identification:  A south Florida conehead that is long and slender, with a cone to match. Length 54-60 mm for males, 62-68 for females.

Habitat:  Sawgrass everglades.

Season:  Spring generation, Apr.–June; Fall generation, Sept.–Oct.

Song:  A penetrating, high-pitched, continuous buzz. Three similar songs may be heard in south Florida: N. palustris (softer) and N. velox and N. maxillosus (other habitats).

Song data:  Excel worksheet and chart (from spectrographic analyses).

Similar Species:  No morphologically similar species occurs in south Florida.

More information:  subfamily Copiphorinae, genus Neoconocephalus

Reference:  Walker & Whitesell 1978.

Nomenclature:  OSF (Orthoptera Species File Online)