KEY TO THE SPUR-THROATED GRASSHOPPERS (Melanoplinae)

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43a Coloration darker, with longitudinal dark band on center dorsal pronotum and behind eye on lateral lobe as viewed from side. Aedeagus with anterior lobe enlarged. Cerci as in figure...
 
Aedeagus showing large anterior lobe.
Lateral view of male terminal abdominal segments showing spoon-shaped cercus.
Melanoplus packardii Scudder



43b Coloration lighter, without distinct markings as described above. Aedeagus with lobes projecting equally. Cerci as in figure...
 
Aedeagus showing equally projecting lobes.
Lateral view of male terminal abdominal segments showing spoon-shaped cercus.
Melanoplus foedus Scudder



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