Key to the Melanoplus Species
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F Cerci not symmetrical;
cerci grooved, curved inward moderately to strongly. [Long-winged M.
dawsonii will key to this point but cerci not grooved nor curved inward]
F' Cerci symmetrical,
with shallow spoon-like depression, usually moderately curved inward; hind
tibiae usually red; widespread and common in eastern Colorado.