|20 s of calling song [1.68MB]; male from Palm Beach Co., Fla.; 22.6°C. (WTL188-4)|
Waveform of 5 s of calling at 22.6°C (from WTL188-4). Peak frequency 10 kHz.
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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)