Strumigenys rogeri is a minute reddish species with a triangular head, linear mandibles, six-segmented antennae with a two-segmented antennal club, antennal scrobes, spongiform appendages on the waist, and spatulate hairs on the dorsal surfaces of the waist and gaster. Like all myrmicines, S. rogeri also has a two-segmented waist and a gaster armed with a sting. Strumigenys rogeri is believed to be native to Africa, and is not known to cause significant damage to ecological or agricultural system, and is mostly restricted the forests. It is a relatively rare ant, despite its widespread distribution. The species is most commonly collected from forest leaf litter and is rarely seen foraging on the surface. Furthermore, S. rogeri does not typically recruit to baits or food resources.