Key to east Mediterranean Temnothorax muellerianus 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 (doi:10.3897/zookeys.523.6103).

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