Key to Dicroaspis species

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This key is based on Bolton (1981)[1] and covers the two species for the genus.


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  • Piligerous punctures on basal portion of first gastral tergite effaced, barely visible. Propodeal dorsum in profile without a peak in the outline before sloping to the spines. Slightly larger species, HL 0.80-0.86, AL 0.86-0.92…..Dicroaspis cryptocera
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  • Piligerous punctures on basal portion of first gastral tergite coarse, broad and conspicuous. Propodeal dorsum in profile with a peak in the outline before sloping to the spines. Slightly smaller species, HL 0.72, AL 0.74 …..Dicroaspis laevidens
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References

  1. Bolton, B. 1981a. A revision of the ant genera Meranoplus F. Smith, Dicroaspis Emery and Calyptomyrmex Emery (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Ethiopian zoogeographical region. Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 42: 43-81