Spur-Throated Grasshoppers

Key To The Spur-Throated Grasshoppers (Melanoplinae)

Previous Key (Short-Horned - Level 3b)

Level 1a

Face markedly slanted. Antennae sword-shaped. Body gray. Wings very short. Usually on creosotebush ...

Photo of slanted face grasshopper
Image of a grasshopper
 Lateral view, showing markedly slanted face and sword-shaped antennae.

Level 1b

Face nearly vertical or slanting only slightly. Antennae not sword-shaped. Body, wings, and host plants variable... Go to Level 2

Image of unslanted face grasshopper

 Grasshopper head showing unslanted face.

Like This - Level 2 Spur-Throated Grasshoppers