KEY TO THE SPUR-THROATED GRASSHOPPERS (Melanoplinae)

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18a Margin of male subgenital plate notched as viewed from rear. Hind tibia highly variable in color, either red or blue. Male cerci as in figure...
 
Posterior view of male subgenital plate showing notch.
Lateral view of male terminal abdominal segments showing cercus.
Melanoplus sanguinipes (Fabricius)



18b Margin of male subgenital plate entire as viewed from rear. Hind tibiae usually blue. Male cerci as in figure. Females are larger and more robust than sanguinipes...
 
Posterior view of male subgenital plate showing lack of notch.
Lateral view of male terminal abdominal segments showing cercus.

Melanoplus arizonae Scudder



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