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Identification Key

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Order : Hymenoptera ~ ants, wasps, and bees

Family: Formicidae ~ ants

Subfamily: Ponerinae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Subfamily: Formicinae

Follow the key to find out which subfamily your ant belongs to.

Use the body structure diagram and the glossary to help you.

1a.Gaster with constriction; wasp-likePonerinae 
1b. Gaster without constriction 2
2a. Petiole 1 segment 3
2b. Petiole 2 segments Myrmicinae
3a. Acidopore present Formicinae
3b. Acidopore absent Dolichoderinae