KEY TO THE SPUR-THROATED GRASSHOPPERS (Melanoplinae)

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30a Male cerci with prominent long spur projecting from side, not boot-shaped. Hind tibiae red. Supra-anal plate with sides curved...
 
Lateral view of male terminal abdominal segments showing cercus.
Dorsal view of male genital area showing curved sides of supra-anal plate.
Melanoplus keeleri (Thomas)



30b Male cerci boot-shaped. Hind tibiae pale blue. Supra-anal plate with sides straight...
 
Lateral view of male terminal abdominal segments showing cercus.
Dorsal view of male genital area showing straight sides of supra-anal plate.
Melanoplus infantilis Scudder



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