Long-winged Cone-head Conocephalus discolor
Female Long-winged Cone-head, brown form. Photo R I Moyse.
First recorded in Kent in 1990, and now widespread and common. It frequents tall grassland, and is almost certainly very substantially under-recorded.
Records for Long-winged Cone-head in Kent. Map produced using DMAP by Dr Alan Morton.
Short-winged Cone-head Conocephalus dorsalis
Male (left) and female (right) Short-winged Cone-heads. Photos R I Moyse.
A wetland species found in tall vegetation on coastal and riverine marshes. There is a long-winged form of this species, so wing-length alone is not enough to separate the two cone-heads. The form of the ovipositor is the easiest distinguishing feature.
Records for Short-winged Cone-head in Kent. Map produced using DMAP by Dr Alan Morton.