KEY TO THE SPUR-THROATED GRASSHOPPERS (Melanoplinae)

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17a Furculae of male large, reaching middle of supra-anal plate. Usually found at high altitudes. Male cerci as in figure. Typically blackish with red hind tibiae; tegmina often short...
 
Dorsal genital area of male, showing long furculae.
Lateral view of male terminal abdominal segments showing cercus.

Melanoplus bruneri Scudder



17b Furculae smaller, usually reaching no more than 1/3 length of supra-anal plate. Typically gray or brown with tegmina long. Tibiae variable; often not red... go to 18
 
Dorsal genital area of male showing short furculae.

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