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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West


Separation of Related Insect Families

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C Tarsi with three segments; ovipositor usually slender and cylindrical.

GRYLLIDAE, crickets
[Crickets are common, usually nocturnal and rarely damaging in Colorado. The common black house crickets or field crickets rarely damage plants (occasionally seedlings or fruit) and often are entertaining; see Gryllus spp. Tree crickets occasionally injure shrubs by depositing eggs within stems but usually are associated with weeds; see Oecanthus spp.]

C' Middle tarsi (and usually front and hind tarsi) with four segments; ovipositor flat and sword-shaped.
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