Key to Australian Brachyponera species

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The following key will allow identification of Australian Brachyponera species.

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  • In full face view, posterior of head broader than its anterior, the head narrowing towards the mandibles; medial clypeal margin convex and weakly angular; dorsal and posterior faces of propodeum rounding gradually into each other; body (including legs) covered with dense pubescence, the individual hairs overlapping => Brachyponera lutea

Pachycondyla lutea casent0217564 h 1 high.jpg Pachycondyla lutea casent0217564 p 1 high.jpg

  • In full face view, posterior of head similar in width to its anterior, the head not noticeably narrower at the mandibles; medial clypeal margin weakly convex to nearly flat; dorsal and posterior faces of propodeum separated by a broad angle; body (including legs) with thin pubescence, the individual hairs generally not overlapping => Brachyponera croceicornis

Pachycondyla croceicornis casent0172432 head 1.jpg Pachycondyla croceicornis casent0172432 profile 1.jpg