Key to the Subfamily Oedipodinae
Previous Step (C')
D Hind tibiae usually
light throughout, distinct band lacking; tegmina variable; wings yellow
or red; colored area in front of spur less than width of spur; posterior
edge of tegmina often light, forming distinct light stripe down center
of back; common and widespread early spring and summer.
D' Hind tibiae with
distinct light band proximally; tegmina variable; wings usually yellow,
sometimes orange; colored area in front of spur about twice width of spur;
not reported from Colorado but may occur at the eastern borders.
Spur extending more than one-half of the distance to wing base.
Arphia simplex Scudder
E' Spur extending
less than one-half of the distance to wing base.
Arphia xanthoptera (Burmeister)
Grasshoppers of Colorado Contents