Key to Subfamily Gomphocerinae

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H Antennae thread-like; hind femora with dark bands on outer face; hind tibiae blue to lavender; common and widespread, especially in eastern Colorado.
Antenna Hind femur
Amphitornus coloradus (Thomas)

[Orphulella spp. will sometimes key to this point. Orphulella lacks bands on the hind femora and has grey hind tibiae. Similarly, Chloealtis conspersa can be differentiated by its yellow-brown hind tibiae and lack of distinct parallel stripes on top of head and pronotum.]

H' Antennae sword-shaped; hind femora without bands on outer face; uncommon in eastern Colorado.

Paropomala virgata (Scudder)

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