KEY TO THE SPUR-THROATED GRASSHOPPERS (Melanoplinae)

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2a Lateral margins of male subgenital plate straight or only slightly convex as viewed from the side, never suddenly inflated. Tegmina shorter than abdomen... go to 3
 Male terminal abdominal segments in lateral view showing slightly curved subgenital plate.
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2b Lateral margins of male subgenital plate strongly convex or inflated as viewed from the side. Tegmina variable... go to 6
 
 Male terminal abdominal segments in lateral view showing strongly convex subgenital plate.
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