Key to the Subfamily Oedipodinae
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E Generally larger
than other species in this group, male about 26 mm long, female about 34
mm; light bands on tegmina which form "V"; tegmina spotted irregularly;
male hind tibiae blue, female hind tibiae blue-grey; widespread in eastern
Metator pardalinus (Saussure)
[The only other large species in this group with a light colored "V"
is Hippopedon capito, which has distinct bands or large spots on
the tegmina, and yellow hind tibiae.]
E' Smaller species,
lacking "V" except in Hippopedon capito and the much smaller Trachyrhachys
Go to F
Anterior and posterior margins of lateral lobes of pronotum not parallel;
tegmina brown with darker spots, especially along edges; wing discs yellow
or red with black band; eyes disproportionately large; hind tibiae yellow-brown;
size small to medium; widespread.
F' Anterior and posterior
margins of lateral lobes of pronotum nearly or quite parallel.
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