KEY TO THE SPUR-THROATED GRASSHOPPERS (Melanoplinae)

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13a Tegmina broadly rounded in apical third, contiguous in mid-dorsal line or nearly so. Male cerci with apical 3/8 about half as wide as greatest width of cercus...
 
Tegmen showing broadly rounded shape.
Lateral view of male terminal abdominal segments showing structure of cercus.

Aeoloplides rotundipennis Wallace



13b Tegmina reduced to lateral pads well separated from each other dorsally. Cerci of male with apical half about one-third as wide as greatest width of cercus...
 
Lateral view of male terminal abdominal segments.
Aeoloplides chenopodii (Bruner)


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