Orthoptera of North Carolina
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Neoconocephalus retusus (Scudder, 1878) - Round-Tipped Conehead


Taxonomy
Family: Tettigoniidae Subfamily: Copiphorinae Tribe: Copiphorini
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: BugGuide, Google Images, GBIFSINA 193a.htm                                                                                  
Singing Behavior: Song is a continuous, dry, raspy buzz (Elliot and Hershberger, 2006). The dominnt frequency in several of our recordings is at 15 to 15.5 kHz. Neoconocephalus triops, velox, and robustus have similar songs but are lower in pitch and usually much louder; in North Carolina, retusus matures in September, whereas both velox and triops only sing earlier in the year (although triops is present as adults through the winter).
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Distribution in North Carolina
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Adult Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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See also Habitat Account for General Successional Fields and Forblands
Status in North Carolina
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Image Gallery for Neoconocephalus retusus - Round-Tipped Conehead

Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan
Moore Co.
Comment: Male heard singing out in old field vegetation
Recorded by: Simpson Eason
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall
Orange Co.
Comment: Recorded in capivity
Recorded by: Steve Hall and Dee Stuckey
Orange Co.
Comment: 70 degrees F (= 21 C)
Recorded by: Steve Hall and Dee Stuckey
Orange Co.
Comment: 70 degrees F (= 21 C)
Recorded by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: J. Wyche
Gates Co.
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Recorded by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
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