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Characteristics

The 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

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