Key to the Melanoplus Species
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C Cerci of males markedly
expanding from base; chiefly on plains but found even above timberline;
hind tibiae blue.
Melanoplus occidentalis (Thomas)
C' Cerci of males
only slightly expanding or tapering in basal half, sometimes tapering throughout.
Go to D
Furculae relatively prominent, at least one-third as long as supra-anal
D' Furculae very
short, one-fourth as long as supra-anal plate, or less.
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