KEY TO THE SPUR-THROATED GRASSHOPPERS (Melanoplinae)

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23a Male subgenital plate wider than high and with hump at middle when viewed from rear. Furculae absent. Cerci expanded towards apex...
 
Posterior view of male subgenital plate showing hump.
Lateral view of male terminal abdominal segments showing cercus.

Melanoplus ponderosus Scudder



23b Male subgenital plate variable, but not with hump. Furculae variable. Cerci variable but not in above combination... go to 24


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