KEY TO THE SPUR-THROATED GRASSHOPPERS (Melanoplinae)

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44a Hind femur with lower margin straight from base to just above middle, making it somewhat angulate. Male subgenital seen from rear nearly rectangular. Cerci as in figure...
 
Hind femur showing straight lower margin.
Posterior view of male subgenital plate showing rectangular shape.
Lateral view of male terminal abdominal segments showing cercus.

Melanoplus gladstoni Scudder



44b Hind femora normal. Male subgenital plate seen from rear triangular...
 
Posterior view of male subgenital plate showing triangular shape.
Melanoplus kennicotti Scudder



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