KEY TO THE SPUR-THROATED GRASSHOPPERS (Melanoplinae)

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24a 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)



24b Male subgenital plate variable. Furculae variable. Cerci not usually strap-like. Tegmina variable but not in above combination... go to 25


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