Loboponera basalis Bolton & Brown
Type location Ivory Coast
(Bolton & Brown, 2002: 6, illustrated) Lamto, Toumodi, 5.iii.1968,
in rotten wood, by J. Lévieux - paratype images at http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?name=casent0102328
worker and queen known .
Bolton & Brown description is at .
WORKER - TL 5.9-6.6 mm, HL 1.11-1.16, HW 1.05-1.11, SL
1.00-1.08; alitrunk and gaster with erect hairs; distinguished by
forward protruding antero-basal structure on first gastral tergite;
also base of gaster deeply concave when seen from above.
Bolton & Brown (2002) also listed other findings
Ivory Coast, at Nzi Noua, on Ndouci-Toumodi Highway, about 21 km North
of Ndouci, 1 worker, in rotten wood, by J. Lévieux; and at Iringou, by
In Ghana, two findings at Tafo, in rotten wood, by D. Leston,
and on ground at the base of a tree, by B. Bolton.
From Cameroun, at Kala, by A Dejean.
Photomontage collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0003111.
The specimen is from Gabon, Ogooue-Maritime Reserve, Moukalaba,
10.8 km 214° SW Doussala 110 m, 2°25.4'S 10°32.7'E, 29.ii.2000, B L
Fisher#2154; sifted litter, rotten wood in rain forest