Key to the Melanoplus Species

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G Dorsal edge of cerci not contracted near middle; furculae approximately one-third length of supra-anal plate, or less; subgenital plate moderately long; hind tibiae red, sometimes blue; wide spread and common, often common in disturbed and urban areas.
 
Side view of abdomen tip of male Furculae Back view of subgenital plate
Melanoplus sanguinipes (Fabricius)



G' Dorsal edge of cerci contracted near middle; furculae approximately one-half length of supra-anal plate; subgenital plate extremely long; hind tibiae red to greenish-yellow; mountains at moderate elevations.
 
Side view of abdomen tip Furculae
Melanoplus bruneri Scudder
See M. bruneri fact sheet from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide to Common Western Grasshoppers


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