Key to the Melanoplus Species

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F Cerci expanding slightly greater dorsally, but dorsal expansion not grooved; hind tibiae red; western Colorado.

Melanoplus yarrowii (Thomas)



F' Cerci boot-shaped; "heel" sometimes reduced; "toe" grooved apically; hind tibiae red; eastern Colorado; widespread; an early season species.

Melanoplus confusus Scudder



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