To cite this page, please use the following:
· For print: . Accessed
· For web:
|Revived from synonymy: Seifert, 2007: 259.|
|resynonymised with Plagiolepis taurica: Lapeva-Gjonova, et al. 2010: 34.|
|[Status of this name with respect to Plagiolepis taurica remains unresolved; both are retained at species-rank here.].|
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.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in Unknown, 0 times found in Rocks (rocky-calcareous grasslands), 1 times found in from sand dunes, 0 times found in S slope, xerothermous, limestone rocks
Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 0 times Manual catch, 0 times search
Elevations: collected from 2 - 500 meters, 251 meters average