The Ants of Africa
Genus Loboponera
Loboponera politula Bolton & Brown

Loboponera politula Bolton & Brown

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Nigeria (Bolton & Brown, 2002: 5, illustrated, worker), IITA, Ibadan, 16.vii.1974, sample no. 62, by B. R. Critchley ; worker only known .

{Loboponera politula}The Bolton & Brown description is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 3.4-3.7 mm, HL 0.70-0.73, HW 0.60-0.64, SL 0.48-0.52; distinguished by lack of erect hairs, petiole apex flattened.

Bolton & Brown (2002) also listed findings from -
Ivory Coast, Banco National Park (Forest) nr. Abidjan, 18.iii.1977, primary forest litter, I. Löbl.
Ghana, Mampong, 10.viii.1970, P. Room, and, Bunso, nr Tafo, R. Belshaw.
Nigeria, near Ibadan, 26.vii.1981, secondary forest, no. 10, A. Russell-Smith.

Presumably, the Loboponera new species (1) found in Ghana, three workers listed by Belshaw & Bolton (1994b) in leaf litter samples from secondary forest at Bunso (17.iv.1992) and cocoa at Effiduase (17.xi.1992).

{Loboponera politula}The photomontage of the holotype is collated from

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