Short-winged Conehead

Scientific name
Conocephalus dorsalis

Medium sized green bush cricket, 11-18 mm long (+ 8-9 mm ovipositor). Short wings, usually only reaching half way down the abdomen. Female’s ovipositor has an upward curve.

Continuous, high pitched song alternating between ticking and hissing sounds. Inaudible to some people and best heard on a bat detector.

Only recorded in D & G at the coast on saltmarsh, in stands of Sea club-rush, Bolboschoenus maritimus.

Local status
Found on a small number of coastal sites across Dumfries and Galloway.

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