Key to Australian Vombisidris Species

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The following key to Australian Vombisidris is based on Bolton (1991[1]) and Taylor (1989[2]).

  • Pilosity consisting of moderately long, tapered hairs with finely acute apices; petiolar node distinctly longer than broad in dorsal view => Vombisidris renateae
  • Pilosity consisting of short, blunt or minutely clubbed hairs, proportionately about ½ to 2/3 as long as above; petiolar node in dorsal view as broad or slightly broader than long => Vombisidris australis

References

  1. Bolton, B. (1991) New myrmicine genera from the Oriental Region (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Systematic Entomology, 16, 1–13.
  2. Taylor, R. W. (1989) Australasian ants of the genus Leptothorax Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 27, 605–610.