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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West


Key to the Subfamily Oedipodinae

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J Median carina strikingly elevated; bands on tegmina indistinct and composed of many spots; face distinctly mottled; common in eastern Colorado.

Pronotum Tegmen Wing
Spharagemon collare (Scudder)

J' Median carina well marked but not high, often more elevated on prozona than metazona; bands on tegmina fairly distinct; face not distinctly mottled; eastern Colorado.

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K Bands on tegmina separated by more than the width of a band; bands usually distinct and solid.

Spharagemon humile (Morse)

K' Bands on tegmina not separated by more than the width of a band; bands less distinct and usually composed of spots.
Tegmen Pronotum
Spharagemon equale (Say)

[Trimerotropis spp. sometimes will key to this point because the anterior incision of the median carina may be weak.]

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