Common Name: "Common Conehead"
Other Names: "Conehead Katydid; Sword-Bearers"
Scientific Name: Neoconocephalus sp.
TAXONOMIC BREAKDOWN: The Taxonomic Breakdown is the scientific way to categorize a partocular insect species from its largest group (Animalia) to its smallest (variable). The Genus and Species categorizations taken together make up the species' scientific name shown above, in this case Neoconocephalus sp..
Antenna: Antenna are noticeably apparent on this insect.
Outdoors: Typically found across the great outdoors.
Six-Legged: Six legs are common to this insect.
Winged: Has wings to hop or fly over distance.
The Common Conehead is also known by these other names:
Conehead Katydid :: Sword-Bearers
The Common Conehead has been identified by site users by the following descriptors:
large   legs   jumping   green   lime   yellow   antenna   outdoors   flying   six-legged
The general likelihood of encountering this insect based on a given month of the year in the state of Tennessee. Generally, the best sighting months are June through August with peak occurring in July.
Below is a representation of the 'smallest-small' and 'largest-large' sizes commonly associated with the Common Conehead. Due to monitor differences, sizes may not be exact on your particular screen. Conversions to millimeters are provided for convenience.
1.06 inches (27 mm)
1.57 inches (40 mm)
Below you will find the colors most commonly associated with the Common Conehead. Both Primary and Secondary colors are represented in the showcase. Due to monitor differences, colors may not be exact representations.
The Common Conehead can be found in the following Tennessee counties:
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