Key to Oxyopomyrmex queens

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This key to queens 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

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

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  • Head wider than long, dorsal and lateral surfaces of propodeum with striae, smooth between striae . . . . . Oxyopomyrmex magnus
  • Head longer than wide, dorsal and lateral surfaces of propodeum punctate to rugulose with longitudinal striae . . . . . 2

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  • Gena with longitudinal striae, without distinct rugosity . . . . . 3
  • Gena rugulose with or without longitudinal striae . . . . . 5

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  • Lateral surfaces of thorax only with longitudinal striae, never punctate . . . . . 4

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  • Body black with reddish brown mandibles, antennae and partly legs; Eastern Mediterranean region . . . . . Oxyopomyrmex krueperi
  • Body brown to dark brown; with paler mandible, antennae and legs; Western Mediterranean region . . . . . Oxyopomyrmex saulcyi

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  • Gena rugulose, longitudinal striae only on the posterior edge of gena; petiole and postpetiole punctate . . . . . Oxyopomyrmex oculatus
  • Gena with longitudinal striae on the entire surface, rugulose between striae; petiole and postpetiole punctate to rugulose with longitudinal striae . . . . . Oxyopomyrmex nigripes