Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Tribe Melanoplini

Melanoplus bivittatus - female Aeoloplides turnbulli - female grasshopper eating palafoxia feayi - Floritettix nigropicta - female 5002183 - Melanoplus sanguinipes - female Melanoplus tuberculatus nymph - Melanoplus tuberculatus Melanoplus mancus - male Melanoplus  - Melanoplus - female grasshopper nymph - Melanoplus
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
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.