Ruspolia remotus Walker, 1869:326

Hawaiian cone-headed katydid



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Conocephaloides remotus Walker, 1869:326; Enconocephalus remotus Walker, 1869:326


Conservation Status


IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable



Hawaiian Islands, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Walker, F. (1869). Catalog of Specimens of Dermaptera, Saltatoria, and Supplement to the Blattariae in the Collection of the British Museum. 2: 225-423. British Museum (Natural History).

Other references:

Bailey, W. J. (1979). A review of Australian Copiphorini (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Conocephalinae). Aust. J. Zool. 27: 1015-1049.

Nishida, G.M. (editor). 2002. Hawaiian terrestrial arthropod checklist, fourth edition. Hawaii Biological Survey Bishop Museum, Bishop Museum Technical Report No. 22 Online. Available from:

Orthopteroid Specialist Group. (1996). Enconocephalus remotus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. ( Downloaded on 28 August 2012.

Shapiro, L. H., Strazanac, J. S., & Roderick, G. K. (2006). Molecular phylogeny of Banza (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae), the endemic katydids of the Hawaiian Archipelago. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 41(1), 53–63.

Strazanac, John Sanford. (1996) Hawaiian endemic Copiphorini: systematics and acoustics (Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae, Conocephalinae). Entomology: Thesis (Ph. D.) University of Hawaii at Manoa.


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