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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West

Entomology

Key to Subfamily Gomphocerinae

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E Head appearing disproportionately small; median and lateral carinae of pronotum weak or absent; uncommon.
 

Top view of pronotum Tegmen
Cibolacris parviceps (Bruner)


E' Head often appearing disproportionately large; median carina of pronotum distinct, lateral carinae not distinct structurally, but often well marked by color.

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F Tip of female abdomen, when viewed from below, with two deep clefts; tegmina often not reaching tips of hind femora; bands on upper and outer faces of hind femora, and blotches on sides of prozona, dark and distinct; widespread, primarily in eastern Colorado.

Bottom view of abdomen tip of female
Aulocara femoratum (Scudder)



F' Tip of female abdomen, when viewed from below, without deep clefts; tegmina usually reaching or exceeding tips of hind femora; bands on femora and blotches on sides of prozona weak; widespread and common, primarily in eastern Colorado.

Bottom view of abdomen tip of female
Aulocara elliotti (Thomas)



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