KEY TO THE BIRD GRASSHOPPERS (Cyrtacanthracridinae)

Previous Step (4b)

5a Hind femora with distinct crossbands. Hind tibiae mostly red, sometimes purple to blue. Prevalent in mountain habitats (Albuquerque southward)...
Schistocerca alutacea albolineata (Thomas)

5b Hind femora with no or weak crossbands. Hind tibiae mostly yellow to brown (but occasionally red or purple). Prevalent in E. and N. parts of state in open weedy or grassy habitats, especially if sandy...
Schistocerca alutacea lineata Scudder

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