Key to the Melanoplus Species

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E Furculae well over half as long as the supra-anal plate, broad at base and tapering rather abruptly; hind tibiae blue; should occur in northwestern Colorado in sagebrush.
 
Furculae and supraanal plate Cercus
Melanoplus complanatipes Scudder



E' Furculae about one-half length of supra-anal plate, expanding from base and then tapering to a point; hind tibiae green; not reported from Colorado but may occur in the southeastern portion of the state.
 
Furculae and supraanal plate Cercus
Melanoplus bispinosus Scudder


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