Key to Aphaenogaster phalangium complex species

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Key based on Logino & Cover (2004)[1]

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  • Dorsal and lateral faces of femora with abundant erect setae; mesepisternum with ten or more erect setae scattered over surface . . . . . Aphaenogaster phalangium
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  • Dorsal and usually lateral faces of femora with fully appressed setae; mesepisternum usually completely lacking erect setae, or with one or two setae near ventral border, rarely with up to five erect setae along posterior border . . . . . Aphaenogaster araneoides
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References

  1. Longino, J.T. & Cover, S. 2004. A revision of the Aphaenogaster phalangium complex. Zootaxa 655: 1-12. PDF