broad-tipped conehead
Neoconocephalus triops

Photograph of brown male 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.

[The male is head down and vertical at the center of the upper half of the picture. The forewings and extended hind legs are visible in dorsal view.]

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