Loboponera nasica

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Loboponera nasica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Loboponera
Species: L. nasica
Binomial name
Loboponera nasica
(Santschi, 1920)

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Specimen labels

Nothing is known about the biology of Loboponera nasica.

Identification

Bolton & Brown (2002) - A member of the vigilans species group. This is the most generalised species of the group, characterised mainly by its lack of the specialisations shown in the other four species.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Cameroun, Gabon (type locality), Ghana, Ivory Coast.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • nasica. Pachycondyla (Bothroponera) nasica Santschi, 1920b: 6 (w.) GABON. Combination in Loboponera: Bolton & Brown, 2002: 7.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Worker

Bolton & Brown (2002) - TL 4.7–5.6, HL 0.91–0.99, HW 0.86–0.95, CI 95–96, SL 0.80–0.90, SI 93–95, AL 1.82–2.02 (3 measured). Characters of vigilans group and the following. Maximum diameter of eye 0.03–0.04. First gastral sternite without a tooth on each side of the anteroventral median process but with a median longitudinal carina. Propodeal declivity with an acute tooth near the base; above this the margin has an indistinct narrow irregular lamella that may peter out dorsally or may have a small dorsal tubercle or blunt tooth. Base of first gastral tergite without the bizarre modification of Loboponera basalis. All dorsal surfaces of head and body glossy, with longitudinal costulate-rugulose sculpture and scattered foveolate punctures. On the second gastral tergite coarse longitudinal costae predominate.

Type Material

Bolton & Brown (2002) - Holotype worker, GABON: Samkita (F. Faure) (Naturhistorisches Museum Basel).

References