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.

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D Furculae relatively prominent, at least one-third as long as supra-anal plate.
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D' Furculae very short, one-fourth as long as supra-anal plate, or less.
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