Key to Subfamily Catantopinae {Melanoplinae}

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E Tegmina about twice as long as pronotum, or longer, meeting dorsally.

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E' Tegmina shorter than pronotum, not meeting dorsally; hind tibiae blue-green; western Colorado.

Aeoloplides chenopodii (Brunner)
[If a wedge-shaped structure is present ventrally at the base of the hind femur the specimen is a short-winged form of A. tenuipennis]

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