One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small bush cricket that is mostly active by day and sings for long periods without stopping.
Genus Conocephalus, family Tettigoniidae
- ‘Its appearance is very different to the Coneheads and it is much smaller than the other green bush-cricket species.’
- ‘Global warming is believed to have encouraged rosels and the long-winged conehead to build large populations.’
- ‘The calls of these two cone-heads are distinctive from those of other bush-crickets.’
- ‘Female fully winged forms can be readily separated from the Long-winged Cone-head by the shape of the ovipositor.’
- ‘The rare butcher's broom, wavy-leaved St John's wort and the short-winged cone-head cricket have all been recorded here.’
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