Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West
Key to the Melanoplus Species
C Cerci of males markedly expanding from base; chiefly on plains but found even above
timberline; hind tibiae blue.
Melanoplus occidentalis (Thomas)
C' Cerci of males only slightly expanding or tapering in basal half, sometimes tapering
Go to D
D Furculae relatively prominent, at least one-third as long as supra-anal plate.
D' Furculae very short, one-fourth as long as supra-anal plate, or less.
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