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Cardiocondyla kagutsuchi is a small (~2 mm) dark brown to black species with short antennal scapes, propodeal spines reduced to small angles and without erect hairs on its mesosoma. It is difficult to distinguish from its other introduced congeners, and nearly impossible to distinguish from its presumed sister species, C. mauritanica. The species is presumably native to Asia, and has spread across the Pacific where it has commonly been misidentified as C. nuda (Seifert, 2003). The species is generally considered inconspicuous, and it is not considered a pest anywhere in its range.