Key to Crematogaster of the southwestern Australian Botanical Province

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This worker key is based on: Heterick, B. E. 2009a. A guide to the ants of South-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 76: 1-206. Part 2 PDF

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  • Propodeum flattened and all sectors on the same plane (except for a narrow anterior strip behind metanotal groove in some specimens); anterior lateral carinae often present, extending from metanotal groove to propodeal angles (subgenus Orthocrema) (Figure 542) . . . . . 2
Figure 542.
  • Anterior sector of propodeum not flattened, often convex, not on same plane as posterior sector; anterior lateral carinae always absent (Figure 543) . . . . . 7
Figure 543.

2

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  • Head, mesosoma and nodes finely and uniformly microreticulate (Figure 544); stout, erect setae absent from dorsum of head, mesosoma (rarely present on humeral angles) and often nodes and gaster . . . . . Crematogaster sp. JDM 859
Figure 544.
  • Sculpture not as above; stout, erect setae always present on dorsum of head, mesosoma and gaster . . . . . 3

3

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  • Viewed in profile, at least three lines of paired setae on promesonotum (Figure 545), or setae numerous, not always in line . . . . . 4
Figure 545.
  • Viewed in profile, two lines of setae on promesonotum (Figure 546) . . . . . 6
Figure 546.

4

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  • Postpetiole without longitudinal sulcus separating node into two lobes (Figure 547); promesonotal sculpture weak to vestigial, promesonotum often smooth and shining . . . . . Crematogaster dispar
Figure 548.
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(in part - also #6)

  • Postpetiole with longitudinal sulcus (may be weak and shallow) separating node into two lobes (e.g. Figure 548); promesonotum moderately to strongly sculptured . . . . . 5
Figure 548.

5

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  • Sculpture of promesonotum medially with large reticulations, with microreticulation in between (Figure 549); viewed dorsally, lobes of postpetiole poorly developed, shining and close together; spines short, ≈ 1 x width of femora . . . . . Crematogaster queenslandica group sp. JDM 1099
Figure 549.
  • Sculpture of promesonotum medially with longitudinal striolae, with microreticulation in between (Figure 550); viewed dorsally, lobes of postpetiole relatively well-developed, matt and widely separated, with microreticulate sculpture in between them; propodeal spines very long in some northern populations, length ≈ 2 x width of femora . . . . . Crematogaster queenslandica gilberti
Figure 550.

6

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  • Viewed dorsally, postpetiole not wider than petiole and without two distinct lobes (Figure 551); promesonotum shining, often with reduced sculpture or unsculptured; head and gaster light brown, mesosoma yellowish . . . . . Crematogaster dispar (in part - also #4)
Figure 551.
  • Viewed dorsally, postpetiole wider than petiole, with two distinct lobes (Figure 552); promesonotum finely striate or microreticulate; mostly concolorous brown . . . . . Crematogaster queenslandica group sp. JDM 428
Figure 552.

7

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  • Stout, erect setae absent from dorsum of head, mesosoma and gaster . . . . . Crematogaster cornigera group sp. JDM 126
  • Stout, erect setae present on dorsum of head, mesosoma and gaster . . . . . 8

8

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  • Dorsum of mesosoma shining, often almost unsculptured . . . . . 9

9

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Figure 553.
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Crematogaster laeviceps chasei, Brookton, Western Australia, Farhan Bokhari (1).jpg
  • Lateral projections of petiolar node rather angular (Figure 554) . . . . . Crematogaster laeviceps group sp. JDM 858
Figure 554.