Key to Oxyopomyrmex males

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This key to males is based on: Salata, S. and Borowiec, L. 2015. A taxonomic revision of the genus Oxyopomyrmex André, 1881 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa. 4025(1):1-66. PDF

Males are not known for O. emeryi, O. insularis, O. krueperi, O. magnus, O. nigripes, O. oculatus and O. saulcyi.

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  • Scutum and scutellum distinctly punctate, longitudinal striae sparse, limited to the posterior edge of the scutum; SI1<59.6 . . . . . Oxyopomyrmex oculatus
  • Scutum and scutellum shiny or with striation; punctation, if present, cover only part of scutellum . . . . . 2

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  • Dorsal suface of the head always with striae . . . . . 3

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  • Scutellum with longitudinal striae, without rugosity or smooth areas . . . . . 4
  • Scutellum with longitudinal striae and rugulose or with longitudinal striae and smooth and shiny centre of scutellum . . . . . 5

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  • Propodeal spines present, triangular or lobe-like . . . . . 6

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  • Postpetiole node punctate, on the dorsal surface punctate with light longitudinal striae; body brown . . . . . Oxyopomyrmex saulcyi
  • Postpetiole node rugulose to punctate, on the dorsal surface smooth micropunctae at the edges; body black . . . . . Oxyopomyrmex krueperi