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.
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.
Melanoplus bruneri Scudder
|Side view of abdomen tip
See M. bruneri fact sheet from Dr. Pfadt's
Field Guide to Common Western Grasshoppers
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