Long-winged Cone-head Conocephalus discolor

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.

Conocephalus discolor

Records for Long-winged Cone-head in Kent. Map produced using DMAP by Dr Alan Morton.

 

Short-winged Cone-head Conocephalus dorsalis

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.

Conocephalus dorsalis

Records for Short-winged Cone-head in Kent. Map produced using DMAP by Dr Alan Morton.