Reunion: ForÍt de Mare-Longue, La Possession, Saint-Denis Endemic to the Malagasy Subregion. Recorded from Madagascar and Mauritius.
Donisthorpe, H. S. J. K., 1946:
[[ worker ]]. Dark yellowish brown, legs and antennae lighter, gaster a little darker, very smooth and shining, whole body furnished with sparse, longer and shorter, yellow, outstanding hairs, more abundant on gaster.
Head subquadrate, slightly broader in front than behind, broadest about centre, posterior angles rounded, posterior border almost straight; mandibles rather long, narrow, masticatory border armed with three teeth, the apical one longest and sharpest, the two at the base shorter and blunter; clypeus narrow, triangular, bicarinate, the carinae ending at anterior border in two small teeth, posterior border bluntly pointed, extending between frontal carinae; frontal carinae short, flat, not wide apart, slightly divergent posteriorly; antennas 10 - jointed, scape not reaching posterior border of head, funiculus with first joint longer and broader than the following short six joints, last two joints forming a large club considerably longer and broader than all those preceding, last joint pointed at apex, considerably longer, but as broad as the preceding one; eyes small, flat, situated at sides in front of middle of head. Thorax narrow, longer than broad, narrower than head, broadest in middle of pro-mesonotum; prosternum forming a neck, no suture between pro- and mesonotum; promesonotum oval, convex, rounded in front and at sides; meso-epinotal suture well marked; epinotum convex on dorsal surface, angle between dorsal surface and declivity rounded, dorsal surface longer than declivity, declivity concave. Petiole with a high node, rounded above, pointed in profile; post-petiole slightly transverse, broader than node of petiole, rounded above, in front, and at sides; gaster oblong oval, truncate at base.
Long. 1.8 - 2 mm.
[[ queen ]]. Colour the same as in the worker, but considerably larger in size; outstanding hairs more abundant. Head longer in proportion; mandibles with longer and sharper teeth; clypeus as in [[ worker ]]; antennae 11 - jointed, otherwise similar in construction to [[ worker ]]; eyes large and much more prominent; ocelli present. Thorax long, narrow, dorsal surface rather flat; promesonotum rounded in front, considerably longer than broad, finely but not closely punctured; praescutellum narrow, transverse; scutellum short, round oval, smooth and shining; metanotum narrow, transverse, slightly raised; epinotum smooth and hining, dorsal surface flat, longer than declivity, with a very blunt tubercle at each side of angle between it and declivity, declivity concave; petiole with rather high node, rounded above, pointed in profile, posterior surface slightly convex; post-petiole transverse, rounded above and at sides, broader than node of petiole, anterior surface concave, posterior surface convex, a small, short, pointed tooth is present on under side; gaster long oval, pointed at apex, rather deeply excised at junction with postpetiole.
Long. 3.5 mm.
Described from 54 workers, and three dealated females taken by R. Mamet on Corps de Garde Mt., Mauritius, December 26, 1945. The colony was nesting under a stone in a shady place. Larvae were present, and also four specimens of a Bethylid.
Donisthorpe, H. S. J. K., 1949:
, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (11) xii. 777 (1945) 1946.
35 [[ worker ]] [[ worker ]]. Le Pouce Mt., Mauritius. " Nesting in decaying wood. " November 2 nd, 1948 (Mamet).