Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West
Key to Subfamily Oedipodinae
I Sides of frontal costa nearly parallel throughout; prozona and metazona approximately
equal to length; eastern Colorado.
Sides of frontal costa considerably narrowed between or above antennae; metazona
longer than prozona.
Spots on tegmina numerous; light colored "V" formed when tegmina folded; area between
arms of "V" is dark; anterior extremity of vertex not prolonged.
|Tegmina folded showing light colored "V"
Pardalophora haldemanii (Scudder)
[Xanthippus and Cratypedes will key to this point if the anterior incision of the median carina is very weak;
the middle of the pronotum is collapsed between the two incisions in Xanthippus, or anterior to the incision if only one incision is visible; the median carina is
distinct and not crumpled or collapsed except for one distinct incision in Pardalophora. Cratypedes can be distinguished from Pardalophora by the pattern on the tegmina. Pardalophora has discrete, fairly large dark spots; Cratypedes tends to have indistinct, irregular spotting patterns.]
Spots on tegmina few; dark area within "V" not present; anterior extremity of fastigium
of vertex prolonged.
Pardalophora apiculata (Harris)
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