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I have been interested in nature for most of my life but since I retired I spend as much time as I can exploring the nature reserves and wildlife hotspots of my adopted home, Dorset in southern England. Whilst out I record what I see and take snaps where I can (I am no photographer!) and that forms the basis of my Nature of Dorset website. When I find something new I like to research it and write about it in my nature notes, it is how I learn and hopefully you might find my notes helpful as well!

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13 January, 2015

Long Winged Conehead: twixt and between | Nature Notes

This is not a grasshopper as the antennae are too long and it is not a bush-cricket as the body shape is wrong, so just what is it? It is caught in between and is called a 'conehead'. There are two British species of conehead; the long winged and the short winged, this is the long winged conehead (Conocephalus discolor).
Whilst similar in size there are two main distinguishing features between the two. 

Read more: Long Winged Conehead: twixt and between | Nature Notes