Separation of Related Insect Families

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C Pronotum greatly enlarged, extending backward over the abdomen.

TETRIGIDAE, pygmy grasshoppers
[These small grasshoppers are of no economic importance in Colorado.]

C' Pronotum not extended over abdomen.
ACRIDIDAE, grasshoppers
[Common and sometimes damaging in Colorado. See Key to Subfamilies of Acrididae.]

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