Keys and Ant Identification Draft

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Ant Identification

Species determinations, figuring out the specific latin names of sampled ants, is an important part of many, many ant studies.

In addition to the many ant keys (see below) posted to Antwiki many of the taxon pages include entries in their identification and nomenclature sections that provide details that can be used to make identifications.

Ant Keys

Antwiki is approaching having 500 identification keys that include a range of treatments: regional, subfamily, generic, and species specific keys.

These keys are categorized in various ways:

Keys organized by Taxa

These keys are also linked to from many antwiki taxa pages. Most importantly they are all listed and linked from in their respective taxa specific identification sections. This includes:

Keys organized by Region