KEY TO THE SPUR-THROATED GRASSHOPPERS (Melanoplinae)

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41a Furculae short and slender. Male subgenital plate rectangular as seen from rear. Body with a clear, smooth look with few speckles. Cerci as in figure...
 
Dorsal view of male genital area showing short, relatively slender furculae.
Posterior view of male subgenital plate showing rectangular shape.
Lateral view of male terminal abdominal segments showing cercus.

Melanoplus glaucipes (Scudder)



41b Furculae reduced to knobs. Male subgenital plate seen from rear trapezoidal. Body with dull, rough look because of speckling. Cerci as in figure. Sometimes wings are reduced...
 
Dorsal view of male genital area showing furculae reduced to knobs.
Posterior view of male subgenital plate showing trapezoidal shape.
Lateral view of male terminal abdominal segments showing cercus.

Melanoplus occidentalis (Thomas)



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