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Genus 2. TAPINOMA HNS .
Formica HNS , pt., Latr. Hist. Nat. Fourm. 182 (1802).
Tapinoma HNS , Foerst. Hym. Stud. 43 (1850).
Ocelli obliterated in the workers, present in the males and females; the scale of the petiole flattened, decumbent, usually received into an impressed fovea at the base of the abdomen; the thorax deeply impressed between the meso- and metathorax, the latter obliquely truncated; wings as in the second division of Formica HNS .