broad-tipped conehead
Neoconocephalus triops

Photograph of green female in grass clump, Alachua County, FL, by T.J. Walker, University of Florida.

By caging individuals in outdoor cages with transplanted clumps of living and dead grass, J. J. Whitesell discovered that they spent the daylight hours in the posture illustrated above. He found that individuals did not necessarily match their color with the color of the grass clump, but noted that grass clumps were often brown and green.

[In this photograph, the female is head down a little right of center. The right forewing and hind leg are visible.]

If you had been looking for a brown conehead, would you have found this one?