Formicinae of the southwestern Australian Botanical Province

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There are numerous Formicinae genera in the SWBP for which there are relatively few representative species present. Keys or in some cases a couplet for these genera are given below. The contents of this page is based on: Heterick, B. E. 2009a. A guide to the ants of South-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 76: 1-206. | PDF Part 1

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Acropyga

1A

  • Larger species (HW > 0.6 mm); bright yellow, mesonotum strongly convex, prominent . . . . . Acropyga myops
  • Smaller species (HW < 0.6 mm); pale, depigmented; mesonotum only weakly convex . . . . . Acropyga pallida


Calomyrmex

1C

  • Pubescence on gaster sparse, white . . . . . Calomyrmex ANIC sp. 1


Plagiolepis

1P

  • Eye small (eye width ≈ greatest width of antennal scape); yellowish brown species . . . . . Plagiolepis sp. JDM 189
  • Eye larger (eye width ≥ 2x greatest width of antennal scape); usually brown to black species . . . . . 2

2P