Bolton & Brown, 2002
Specimens have been collected in rainforest from litter and dead wood.
- 1 Identification
- 2 Distribution
- 3 Biology
- 4 Castes
- 5 Nomenclature
- 6 References
- 7 References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics
Bolton & Brown (2002) - The only member of the trica species group. L. trica is a very distinctive small species that is easily recognised by its lack of standing hairs coupled with the presence everywhere of uniform fine dense sculpture.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- trica. Loboponera trica Bolton & Brown, 2002: 6, fig. 6 (w.) IVORY COAST.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Holotype. TL 3.0, HL 0.59, HW 0.55, CI 93, SL 0.43, SI 78, AL 0.90. Paratype. TL 3.0, HL 0.59, HW 0.55, CI 93, SL 0.47, SI 85, AL 0.90. Characters of trica group and the following. Maximum diameter of eye 0.02. Scape when laid back not reaching occipital margin. Dorsum of head opaque, extremely densely finely striolate-punctulate and with larger shallow foveolae that are overlaid and partially masked by the finer components of the sculpture. Alitrunk and gaster similarly sculptured, in places with the foveolae more conspicuous.
Holotype worker, Ivory Coast: Abidjan, Banco Nat. Pk, 14.iii.1977, dead wood sample (I. Löbl) (The Natural History Museum). Paratype. 1 worker with same data as holotype (Museum of Comparative Zoology).
- Bolton, B. and Brown, W. L., Jr.. 2002. Loboponera gen. n. and a review of the Afrotropical Plectroctena genus group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bulletin of the Natural History Museum London (Entomology). 71:1-18. (page 6, fig. 6 worker described)
References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics
- Fisher B. L. 2006. Boloponera vicans gen.n. and sp.n. and two new species of the Plectroctena genus group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecologische Nachrichten 8: 111-118.