Key to Subfamily Gomphocerinae
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G Lateral carinae
not elevated, well marked by color in females, not marked in males; size
medium to large; females green, brown and grey with light markings, occasionally
blackish; males black; hind tibiae pink to red; wing bluish; widespread
in eastern Colorado but generally not common.
Boopedon nubilum Say
G' Lateral carinae
of pronotum moderately elevated, well marked by color; size small.
Face strongly to moderately vertical; tegmina with three or four large,
distinct dark spots, often scalloped; hind tibiae tan to red-orange; widespread
and common throughout eastern Colorado.
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Phlibostroma quadrimaculatum (Thomas)
H' Face slanted back;
tegmina without large, distinct spots but with dark band running the length
of the tegmina, broken by irregular white areas; white streak below the
anterior portion of the dark band; hind tibiae tan, sometimes spotted with
brown; antennae usually expanded at tip; widespread and common in eastern
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