Formicinae,

Cedric A. Collingwood, Donat Agosti, Mostafa R. Sharaf & Antonius van Harten, 2011, Order Hymenoptera, family Formicidae, Arthropod fauna of the UAE 4, pp. 1-70: 39-43

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.1168586

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scientific name

Formicinae
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Key to the genera of Formicinae  occurring in the UAE (workers)

1 Antennae 12 segmented .................................................................................................... 2

– Antennae 11 segmented. .................................................................................................... 5

2 Antennal insertions clearly distant from posterior clypeal margin ( Figs 5View Figures 3–14.3 & 39View Figures 38–43. 38) .............. 3

– Antennal insertions close to or contiguous with clypeal margin ( Figs 40 & 41View Figures 38–43. 38)................ 4

3 Petiole with spines or teeth ..................................................................... Polyrhachis Smith 

– Petiole entire or emarginated, never dentate ......................................... Camponotus Mayr 

4 Ocelli present and distinct ( Fig. 40View Figures 38–43. 38). Head underneath with long curved hairs anteriorly. Body with normal hairs (fine, not stout) ............................................. Cataglyphis Foerster 

– Ocelli vestigial or absent. Underside of head with short hairs only. Body with stout suberect pairs of hairs ................................................................ Paratrechina Motschulsky 

5 Propodeum bidentate or bituberculate; petiole incised and usually bidentate ( Fig. 41View Figures 38–43. 38) ....... ................................................................................................................. Lepisiota Santschi 

– Propodeum unarmed, petiole simple ................................................................................. 6

6 Palp formula 5, 3 or less ............................................................................ Acropyga Roger 

– Palp formula 6, 4 ............................................................................................................... 7

7 In dorsal view metanotum separated from mesonotum by a deeply impressed suture ( Fig. 42View Figures 38–43. 38) ............................................................................................................ Plagiolepis Mayr 

– Metanotum not distinguished by sutures; mesapropodeal furrow shallow ( Fig. 43View Figures 38–43. 38) ............ ............................................................................................................. Anaplolepis Santschi