From Brown, 1953 
Worker: 24 specimens, representing about 10 colonies, from Hungary, Dalmatia, vicinity of Trieste, Italy, etc. TL 1.86-2.09, HL 0.54-0.58, CI 67-72, MI 15-13. Emery has described and figured this ant rather well in his work of 1916 (loc. cit.), and special attention is drawn to his figure 61b, which shows the typical clypeal pilosity. The hairs on the cephalic dorsum posterior to the clypeus are short and more or less spoon-shaped, becoming longer and narrower on the occiput. Propodeal dorsum and declivity most often shining, as are the dorsal surfaces of both nodes and the greater part of the pro¬notal dorsum. Head cuneiform, the sides and preocular laminae converging and forming straight, continuous outlines to the mandibular apices. The surface of the clypeus varying from subopaque to opaque.
Female: Based on a single female from Florence (Andreini), TL 2.28, HL 0.60, CI 70, MI 13. Emery gives the total length of the female as 2.3 mm., which checks very well with my measurements; however, his measurements of the worker ("2-2.3 mm.") average greater than mine. I very much doubt that the worker ever gets as large as the female.
Male: I have seen no male specimens. Emery's description of a male (1916) as signed with doubt to this species has been verified by Menozzi, who found males associ¬ated with workers and compared them with Emery's allotype; he declared his specimens identical to that of Emery.
- , “Revisionary studies in the ant tribe Dacetini. ”, American Midland Naturalist , vol. 50, pp. 1-137, 1953.