Key to the Melanoplus Species
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E Tegmina not meeting
dorsally, separated by distinct space; tegmina approximately length of
pronotum; hind tibiae blue-brown; mountains at fairly high elevations.
Melanoplus oregonensis Thomas
|Top view of head, pronotum and tegmina
E' Tegmina meeting
dorsally, not separated by space.
Cerci appearing swollen; subgenital plate tapering to a blunt point when
viewed from rear; hind tibiae blue-brown; mountains of central Colorado.
Melanoplus kennicotti Scudder
||Back view of subgenital plate
See M. kennicotti fact sheet from Dr.
Pfadt's Field Guide to Common Western Grasshoppers
F' Cerci flat, not
appearing swollen; subgenital plate truncate with small notch when viewed
from rear; hind tibiae red to yellow-brown; mountains of southern Colorado.
Melanoplus borealis (Fieber)
See M. borealis fact sheet from Dr. Pfadt's
Field Guide to Common Western Grasshoppers
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