Key to the Melanoplus Species

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G Lateral lobes of prozona with dark band on the upper part; center of tegmina often with dark and light flecks along midline; hind tibiae blue; as viewed from side, aedeagus without cup-shaped depression at tip but folded; widespread.
 
Aedeagus Cercus Furculae
Melanoplus bowditchi Scudder



G' Lateral lobes of prozona without a distinct band; tegmina without midline flecks; hind tibiae blue; as viewed from side, aedeagus with cup-shaped depression at tip; widespread in eastern Colorado.
 
Aedeagus Cercus
Melanoplus flavidus Scudder


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