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Characters to separate taxa in Scotussa

Tegmina short, barely reaching second abdominal tergum
Tegmina long, reaching or exceeding the tip of abdomen
Tegmina with lateral field blackTegmina with lateral field of other color than black
Hind femur with upper half of inner face blackHind femur with upper half of inner face never black
Scotussa brachyptera Scotussa (partial)
Source: Cigliano & Ronderos. 1994. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 120(2):145-180

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