KEY TO THE SPUR-THROATED GRASSHOPPERS (Melanoplinae)
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Male with furculae horn-like. Subgenital plate transverse as viewed from
rear. Cerci with prominent tooth at side, not boot-shaped...
Dorsal view of genital area of male showing furculae.
Posterior view of subgenital plate showing transverse structure.
Lateral view of male terminal abdominal segments showing cercus.
Melanoplus confusus Scudder
Male with furculae reduced, blunt, not horn-like. Subgenital plate not
transverse. Cerci boot-shaped or branched... go
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