KEY TO THE SPUR-THROATED GRASSHOPPERS (Melanoplinae)

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38a Lateral lobes of prozona with dark band on upper part. Center of tegmina often with dark and light flecks along midline. Aedeagus folded at tip. Cerci as in figure. Often found on composite shrubs, usually Artemisia...
 
Aedeagus of male showing folds.
Lateral view of male terminal abdominal segments showing cercus.
Melanoplus bowditchi Scudder



38b Lateral lobes of prozona without a distinct band. Tegmina without midline flecks. Aedeagus cup-like at tip. Cerci as in figure. A typical species of bare patches and blow-outs in sand hills...
 
Lateral view of male terminal abdominal segments showing cercus.
Aedeagus of male showing cup-like tip.

Melanoplus flavidus Scudder



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