Bolton & Brown, 2002
Nothing is known about the biology of Loboponera obeliscata.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- obeliscata. Loboponera obeliscata Bolton & Brown, 2002: 5, figs. 3, 4 (w.) GHANA.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Holotype. TL 5.6, HL 1.13, HW 1.00, CI 88, SL 0.97, SI 97, AL 1.64. Paratype. TL 5.7, HL 1.14, HW 1.00, CI 88, SL 1.00, SI 100, AL 1.72. Characters of obeliscata group and the following. Eye minute and difficult to see, scarcely larger than one of the adjacent foveolate punctures; maximum diameter 0.04. Scape when laid back in full-face view reaches occipital margin. Small lobe at anterolateral angle of clypeus distinctly prominent. Propodeal lamella broad at sides, narrowing near dorsal angle and thinly continued onto dorsum but narrowed medially or with a mid-dorsal gap. Propodeal declivity finely transversely striate. Petiole in profile with anterior and posterior margins more or less parallel and with the dorsal surface extended medially into a high subpyramidal blunt point; in posterior view the sides slope steeply upward to a pointed apex. First gastral tergite in profile with its anterior face distinctly inclined posteriorly from top to bottom, in dorsal view overhanging the helcium.