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|Status as species: Santschi, 1926f PDF: 288; Novák & Sadil, 1941 PDF: 99 (in key); Kratochvíl et al., 1944 PDF: 82; Boven, 1946 PDF: 9; Baroni Urbani, 1971c PDF: 172; Boven, 1977 PDF: 129; Kutter, 1977c: 189; Collingwood, 1979 PDF: 110; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987b PDF: 280 (in key); Casevitz-Weulersse, 1990c PDF: 427; Atanassov & Dlussky, 1992: 203; Seifert, 1994a PDF: 29; Bolton, 1995b: 336; Seifert, 2007: 259; Boer, 2010: 46; Legakis, 2011 PDF: 25.|
|Junior synonym of Plagiolepis taurica: Radchenko, 1989c PDF: 155; Radchenko, 1996D: 185; Casevitz-Weulersse & Galkowski, 2009 PDF: 485; Lapeva-Gjonova et al., 2010 PDF: 34; Borowiec, 2014 PDF: : 147; Casevitz-Weulersse, 2014 PDF: 28; Radchenko, 2016: 343.|
Worker. Pale to dark brown, somewhat shining, with sparse pubescence. Erect hairs are present over head and alitrunk and more thickly distributed over gaster. Head about as long as broad; pronotum broad, about l'/i width of propodeum; gaster heartshaped, much broader than alitrunk; scale, nodal reduced. Third and fourth funiculus segments subequal, about twice as long as second segment. Scape over-reaching occiput by about 1/6 its length. Ocelli absent. Length: 1.0-2.0 mm.
Queen. As worker but with broad flat alitrunk. Length: 3.0-4.0 mm.
Male. Brownish black. Head broader than long; eyes prominent, set forward of midlength ofhead. Antennae 12 segmented with scape overreaching occiput by 1/5 its length, funiculus segments scarcely longer than broad. Length: 1.5-2.0 mm.
Distribution. Central and Eastern Europe.
Biology. This minute species lives in small isolated colonies nesting under flat stones usually with several queens.