Key to Froggattella Species

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The following key to Froggattella is based on Shattuck (1996).[1]

  • Sculpturing weakly developed and uniform over entire upper surface of head; rugae on mesopleuron well developed and not interrupted by underlying punctate or reticulate sculpturing; posterior region of the propodeal spines in dorsal view with their outer surfaces concave => Froggattella kirbii
  • Sculpturing on upper surface of head smooth or very weakly leather-like posteriorly (above the level of the eyes) and very finely striate anteriorly (especially between the frontal carinae), so that there is a noticeable difference in the development of sculpturing between posterior and anterior regions; rugae on mesopleuron weakly developed and interrupted by underlying punctations or reticulations; posterior region of the propodeal spines in dorsal view with their outer surfaces flat or convex => Froggattella latispina

References

  1. Shattuck, S.O. (1996) The Australian ant genus Froggattella Forel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) revisisted. Australian Journal of Entomology, 35, 43–47.