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Tribe Melanoplini

Aeoloplides tenuipennis? - Aeoloplides tenuipennis - male Prairie Melanoplus nymph - Melanoplus tuberculatus - male Grasshopper - Melanoplus - female Melanoplus dawsoni - male Mating, Lakin Grasshopper? - Melanoplus aridus - male - female Melanoplus discolor - male Melanoplus fasciatus - female Melanoplus - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Suborder Caelifera (Grasshoppers)
Family Acrididae (Short-horned Grasshoppers)
Subfamily Melanoplinae (Spur-throated Grasshoppers)
Tribe Melanoplini
Remarks
Perhaps an unnatural assemblage of genera, but convenient to group relatively similar genera together. Which genera are included varies with the author treating them, and relationships are poorly understood. Probably the group will be split into more than one as more is learned about the relationships between the genera.

Most included genera have a similar "look" and most are exclusively or primarily North American.