Bolton & Brown, 2002
With the exception of a type worker noted as being collected from litter, nothing is known about the biology of Loboponera edentula.
Bolton & Brown (2002) - A member of the vigilans species group. The form of the propodeal declivity, coupled with the lack of a longitudinal carina on the first gastral sternite, isolates this species within the group.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- edentula. Loboponera edentula Bolton & Brown, 2002: 6 (w.) RWANDA.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description. Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Holotype. TL 6.1, HL 1.11, HW 1.03, CI 93, SL 0.98, SI 95, AL 1.78. Paratype. TL 6.1, HL 1.11, HW 1.04, CI 94, SL 0.94, SI 90, AL 1.79. Characters of vigilans group and the following. Maximum diameter of eye 0.07. First gastral sternite without a tooth on each side of the anteroventral median process and without a translucent median longitudinal carina. Propodeal declivity with a small sharp tooth near base but otherwise unarmed and rounding evenly into the dorsum. Sculpture on glossy head and alitrunk is of relatively fine longitudinal costulae and scattered foveolate punctures. On the first gastral tergite the costulae are mostly suppressed, much less obvious than on the alitrunk, and the spaces between the foveolae are very glossy and partially to mostly smooth.