KEY TO THE SPUR-THROATED GRASSHOPPERS (Melanoplinae)
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Male subgenital plate as high as wide. Furculae small. Supra-anal plate
with transverse ridges beyond middle. Cerci large, strap-like. Tegmina
often shorter than abdomen...
Dorsal view of genital area of male showing furculae and transverse
ridges on supra-anal plate.
Lateral view of male terminal abdominal segments showing cercus.
Melanoplus fasciatus (Walker)
Male subgenital plate variable. Furculae variable. Cerci not usually strap-like.
Tegmina variable but not in above combination... go
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