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CharacteristicsThe Agroecomyrmecinae are characterized by the following derived traits (Bolton 2003):
- Mandibular masticatory margins oppose at full closure but do not overlap
- Eye at extreme posterior apex of deep antennal scrobe
- Antennal sockets and frontal lobes strongly migrated laterally, far apart and close to lateral margins of head
- Abdominal segment IV with complete tergosternal fusion
- Sternite of abdominal segment IV reduced, tergite much larger than sternite and strongly vaulted
Bolton, B. 1994. Identification Guide to the Ant Genera of the World. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Bolton, B. 1995. A New General Catalogue of the Ants of the World. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. 370 pp. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, Vol. 71. Gainesville, FL.
Brown, W. L., Jr. and W. W. Kempf. 1968. Tatuidris, a remarkable new genus of Formicidae. Psyche 74: 183-190.
Hölldobler, B. and E. O. Wilson. 1990. The Ants. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Wheeler, G. C. & Wheeler, J. 1976. Ant larvae: review and synthesis. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Washington 74: 1-108.
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