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|Status as species: Santschi, 1926f: 288; Novák & Sadil, 1941: 99 (in key); Kratochvíl, in Kratochvíl, et al. 1944: 82; van Boven, 1946: 9; Baroni Urbani, 1971c: 172; van Boven, 1977: 129; Kutter, 1977c: 189; Collingwood, 1979 PDF: 110; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987b: 280 (in key); Casevitz-Weulersse, 1990c: 427; Atanassov & Dlussky, 1992: 203; Seifert, 1994a PDF: 29; Bolton, 1995b: 336; Seifert, 2007: 259; Boer, 2010: 46; Legakis, 2011: 25. Junior synonym of taurica: Radchenko, 1989c PDF: 155; Radchenko, 1996D: 185; Casevitz- Weulersse & Galkowsky, 2009: 485; Lapeva-Gjonova, Antonova, Radchenko & Atanasova, 2010 PDF: 34; Borowiec, L. 2014: 147; Casevitz-Weulersse, 2014: 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.