Slightly Musical Conehead….A What?
Here’s an interesting insect. I discovered it on our screen window today. It’s a katydid called a Slightly Musical Conehead.
Looking in Kenn Kaufman’s Field Guide the to Insects of North America, he says that this katydid has the longest “nose” of all our katydids and the males sing choruses together from thickets and similar habitats from July through September.
I wonder why it’s been named as being only “slightly” musical….. Well, you can decide. This site has a recording of its call: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/walker/buzz/197a.htm