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.
 
Wing Hind femur
Arphia conspersa Scudder



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.
 
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E Spur extending more than one-half of the distance to wing base.
 
Wing Hind femur
Arphia simplex Scudder


E' Spur extending less than one-half of the distance to wing base.

Wing
Arphia xanthoptera (Burmeister)



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