Key to east Mediterranean Temnothorax recedens group

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This worker key is based on: Salata, S. and Borowiec, L. 2015. Redescription of Temnothorax antigoni (Forel, 1911) and description of its new social parasite Temnothorax curtisetosus sp. n. from Turkey (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys. 523:129-148.

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  • Body bicoloured, at least gaster with darker transverse apical band on the first gastral tergite . . . . . 3

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  • Propodeal spines very long, claw-shaped, more or less curved apically . . . . . Temnothorax rogeri
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  • Propodeal spines short, never claw-shaped, pointed more or less upward . . . . . 4

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  • Head and masosoma uniformly pale yellow, gaster pale yellow with darker transverse apical band on the first gastral tergite, EI < 20.3 . . . . . Temnothorax antigoni
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  • Head and mesosoma usually bicoloured, with at least infuscate spot on meso-and metapleura, gaster dark with pale basal spot of first tergite, EI > 20.3 . . . . . Temnothorax recedens
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