Loboponera nasica (Santschi)
Type location Gabon
[French Congo] (Pachycondyla (Bothroponera) nasica n.sp.,
1920b: 6, worker) collected at Samkita, by F. Faure - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0915269
Bolton (1995) has
worker only described; but Wheeler (1922) noted it was the
queen/female?. Bolton & Brown (2002: 7, illustrated) note that the
queen is known .
(1920b) description is at . Bolton & Brown's
(2002) is at /
WORKER - TL 4.7-5.6 mm, HL 0.91-0.99, HW 0.86-0.95, SL
0.80-0.90; alitrunk and gaster with erect hairs
Other locations now listed by Bolton & Brown (2002)
Ivory Coast, at Lamto Field Station, by J. Lévieux.
Ghana, at Tafo (D. Leston), Mampong (P.Room) and
Kade (R. Belshaw).
Cameroun, at Bakundu, by A. Dejean.
As usual, Bolton fails to give any indication of earlier
notations as a form but this seems to be the Loboponera new
species (2), a single specimen of which was collected from cocoa leaf
litter at Kade in Ghana (12.ii.1992), reported in Belshaw &
Bolton (1994b). Also, probably it was this species was found in Ghana
in open ground under Lantana tangle and
nesting in dead wood on the ground at the Mampong Cemetery farm (Room,