Long-winged Conehead

Name: Long-winged Conehead

Scientific name: Conocephalus discolor

Category: Minibeasts

Nature Stars: 70

What are nature stars?

About: A bush cricket of rough grassland and woodland rides, as well as damp habitats.

How to identify: One of the smaller bush crickets, the long-winged conehead is easily identified by the combination of green coloration, brown stripe down the back, pointed head and long wings. The similar Short-winged Conehead, as the name suggests, has short wings, barely half the body length.

Where: South and eastern England. Spreading northwards.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 20
  • Agility: 70
  • Rarity: 60
  • Cute factor: 40
  • Traveller: 30

Fantastic fact: The two species of Conehead have been spreading in recent years, expanding their range as a result of climate change.

Photograph credit: Gilles San Martin


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