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Female long winged conehead (Conocephalus discolor), Cople, Bedfordshire (15040866227).jpg
Female long winged conehead (Conocephalus fuscus), Cople, Bedfordshire.
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Suborder: Ensifera
Superfamily: Tettigonioidea
Family: Tettigoniidae
Subfamily: Conocephalinae
Burmeister, 1838[1]
Tribes and genera

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  • Conocephalidae Burmeister, 1838
  • Conocephalidi Burmeister, 1838

Conocephalinae, meaning "conical head", is an Orthopteran subfamily in the family Tettigoniidae.


The Orthoptera Species File lists the following subtribes and genera:[2]

Tribe Agraeciini

female nymph of Lesina karnyi
Macroxiphus sp. (ant mimic)

Mostly South America, Africa, South-East Asia and Australia; Auth: Redtenbacher, 1891

  • subtribe Agraeciina Redtenbacher, 1891
  • subtribe Eumegalodontina Brongniart, 1892
  • subtribe Liarina Ingrisch, 1998
  • subtribe Oxylakina Ingrisch, 1998
  • subtribe Salomonina Brongniart, 1897
  • subtribe undetermined

Tribe Armadillagraeciini

Australia; Auth: Rentz, Su & Ueshima, 2012[3]

Tribe Cestrophorini

South America; Auth: Gorochov, 2015[4]

Tribe Coniungopterini

Mostly South America and Australia; Auth: Rentz & Gurney, 1985[5]

Tribe Conocephalini

Auth: Burmeister, 1838

Meadow Katydids in Hawaii
subtribe Karniellina Hemp & Heller, 2010 (Africa)
subtribe not placed (global distribution)

Tribe Copiphorini

Worldwide; Auth: Karny 1912

Copiphora rhinoceros female

Tribe Euconchophorini

Madagascar; Auth: Gorochov, 1988

Tribe undetermined


  • Gorochov, A.V., 2011: Taxonomy of the katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) from east Asia and adjacent islands. Communication 2. Far Eastern Entomologist 227: 1-12.
  • Ingrisch, S. 2015. A revision of the Axylus group of Agraeciini (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Conocephalinae) and of some other species formerly included in Nicsara or Anthracites Revision of the Indo-Australian Conocephalinae, part 3. Zootaxa 4046 (1): 1-308. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4046.1.1

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