Dolichoderinae: key to genera couplet 2
Key: modified from Wheeler & Wheeler (1963), Bolton (1994)
Taxa remaining

Dorymyrmex
Forelius
Tapinoma



Figures 19 & 20. Dolichoderinae: Dorymyrmex pyramicus

Figure 21. Dolichoderinae: Forelius pruinosus analis

Figure 22. Dolichoderinae: Tapinoma sessile

2.The angle between the basal and declivitous faces of the propodeum raised into a single tooth (Fig. 19); With head in full-face view, the clypeal setae projecting forward beyond the apices of the closed mandibles (Fig. 20); apical mandibular tooth enlarged, much larger than the preapical tooth.
(collected in all Midwestern states)
...Dorymyrmex
   The angle between the basal and declivitous faces of the propodeum rounded (Fig. 21); With head in full-face view, the clypeal setae not projecting forward beyond the apices of the closed mandibles (Fig. 22); apical tooth small, at most slightly larger than preapical tooth. ...3.


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