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Earth Ear - Listen to the Nebraska Conehead.

Air Date: Week of



GELLERMAN: We leave you this week with an insect instrumental. The Nebraska
conehead is part of the katydid or long-horned grasshopper family. Bet you didn’t know
that…but it’s not quite accurately named.


GELLERMAN: Yes, they have broad coneheads, but their range extends far beyond
Nebraska - as far south as Mississippi, and east to Maryland. Coneheads can be green or
brown. They live along roadsides in weeds and brush, at the edge of fields and woods,
and can often be found hanging on a stem of grass, conehead down.
Lang Elliott recorded the Nebraska Conehead, and it’s included on his CD called “The
Song of Insects.”


[INSECT SOUNDS: Lang Elliot “Nebraska Conehead” from The Songs Of Insects.]



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