Key to Australian Ponera Species

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1

  • Body colour honey yellow to light brown => 2

Ponera leae ANIC32-046632 side CAS0172337-Antwiki.jpg

  • Body colour dark brown to black => 3

Ponera selenophora ANIC32-001492 side CAS0172428-Antwiki.jpg

2

  • Metanotal groove present, the mesonotum and dorsal face of the propodeum separated by a suture or impression => 4

Ponera incerta ANIC32-001477 top 80-Antwiki.jpg

  • Metanotal groove completely absent, the mesonotum and dorsal face of the propodeum forming a single continuous surface => Ponera tenuis

Ponera tenuis ANIC32-001503 top CAS0172429-Antwiki.jpg

3

  • Head relatvely broad, head width greater than 0.50mm and cephalic index greater than 87 => Ponera selenophora

Ponera selenophora ANIC32-001492 head CAS0172428-Antwiki.jpg

  • Head relatively narrow, head width less than 0.5mm and cephalic index less than 86 => Ponera clavicornis

Ponera clavicornis ANIC32-001483 head CAS0172425-Antwiki.jpg

4

Ponera incerta ANIC32-001477 side 80-Antwiki.jpg

Ponera leae ANIC32-046632 side CAS0172337-Antwiki.jpg