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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West


Key to the Melanoplus Species

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G Darker; dorsal pronotum with longitudinal dark band in center and another behind eye on lateral lobe; as viewed from the side, aedeagus with anterior lobe enlarged; plains of eastern Colorado; an agricultural pest.

Aedeagus Cercus
Melanoplus packardii (Scudder)

G' Coloration lighter, dark bands indicated in M. packardii absent; as viewed from the side, aedeagus with lobes projecting about equally; widespread in eastern Colorado.



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