Key to the Melanoplus Species

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G Tip of cerci pointed; hind tibiae blue; widespread in eastern Colorado.
Cercus Furculae
Melanoplus regalis (Dodge)

G' Tip of cerci blunt; hind tibiae usually red, sometimes yellow; wide spread and common, often abundant in urban and disturbed areas.
Side views of abdomen tip of male Top view of subgenital plate
Melanoplus femurrubrum (DeGeer)

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