Key to Anochetus of Hispaniola

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Additional information about the ants of the island can be found here: Ants of Hispaniola


Key to Workers

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  • In full face view, widest part of scape almost as wide as widest width of eye; straight margin of apex of inner margin of mandible ends in a marked and curved J shape to reach the end of the last tooth . . . . . Anochetus mayri
Anochetus mayri casent0003324 head 1.jpg
Anochetus mayri casent0003324 profile 1.jpg
  • In full face view, widest part of scape noticeably thinner than widest width of eye; apex of inner margin of mandible more angulate as it extends to end of terminal teeth . . . . . 2

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  • Paired teeth of petiolar apex very long (length > 0.2 mm) and slender, dorsal margin of petiole more U than crescent shaped when viewed from front of node; presently known from types from southeastern Haiti (near Port-au-Prince) . . . . . Anochetus haytianus
MCZ ENT 20515 Anochetus- haytianus hef.jpg
MCZ ENT 20515 Anochetus- haytianus hal.jpg
  • Petiolar teeth shorter, length not more than 0.15 mm, dorsal margin of petiole more crescent than U shaped when viewed from front of node; presently known from types from southwestern Haiti (La Hotte) . . . . . Anochetus longispinus
MCZ ENT 22859 Anochetus longispinus hef.jpg
MCZ ENT 22859 Anochetus longispinus hal.jpg