Key to Australian Mesoponera Species

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The following key will allow identification of the two known Australian Mesoponera species.

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  • Anterior clypeal margin angled medially; dorsal face of propodeum similar in length to the posterior face, or shorter; dorsal surface of gaster lacking erect or suberect hairs => Mesoponera australis

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  • Anterior clypeal margin uniformly convex medially; dorsal face of propodeum distinctly longer than posterior face; dorsal surface of gaster with erect or suberect hairs => Mesoponera rubra