Short-Horned Grasshoppers

Key To The Adults of The Short-Horned Grasshopper (Acrididae) Families and Sub-Families

Level 1a

Hind tibiae with both inner and outer dorsal, apical spines immovable at tip. Prosternum usually with median tubercle, lacking in Brachystola. Large robust grasshoppers, usually with wings shorter than abdomen...

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Hind tibia with both inner and outer dorsal
immovable spines at tip.
Prosternum with median tubercle.

Level 1b

Hind tibiae with only the inner dorsal apical spines immovable at tip. Prosternum with or without tubercle (spine between front legs). Wings variable ...

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Hind tibia with only inner dorsal apical immovable spine at tip.