Key to Subfamily Catantopinae {Melanoplinae}

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F Hind femora with wedge-shaped structure ventrally at base; hind tibiae red to blue; western Colorado.

Hind femur
Aeoloplides tenuipennis (Scudder)
[We consider the short-winged A. minor Brunner to be synonymous with A. tenuipennis]



F' Hind femur without wedge-shaped structure ventrally at base; hind tibiae pale blue-grey; widespread and common in eastern Colorado.


Top view of abdomen tip of male
Aeoloplides turnbulli (Caudell)



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