Loboponera vigilans Bolton & Brown
Type location, Ivory Coast
(Bolton & Brown, 2002: 7, illustrated, worker) Banco National
Forest, nr Abidjan, 17.vi.1958, in rain forest, E.S. Ross & R.E.
Leech, holotype plus 4 other workers - type images not on Antweb (October 2014).
worker and queen known .
The Bolton & Brown description is at .
specimens (as Bothroponera species nasica group, in
Taylor 1976: 17) WORKER. TL 6.02 mm, HL 1.37, HW 1.06, SL 1.06, PW
Colour red-brown. Characterised by the coarse overall sculpturation of
large fovea or hair-pits arranged in longitudinal parallel lines.
Mandibles with five teeth, apex of mandible prolonged so that apices
cross over when mandibles closed. Second gastral segment vaulted so
that remaining gastral segments are directed anteriorly. Small simple
spurs on middle and hind tibiae much reduced. Specimens collected from
rotting wood in Nigeria, by B. Bolton (listed in Bolton & Brown, 2002).
Other findings listed by Bolton & Brown (2002) were
Ivory Coast - Banco National Park (forest), nr
Abidjan, 14.iii.1977, 1 worker, dead wood sample, I. Löbl; Tai Forest,
17.x.1980, 4 workers, V. Mahnert & J.-L. Perret; Agboville, Yapo
Forest, nr Yapo-Gare, 21-22.vii.1977, 1 worker, forest litter, I. Löbl.
Nigeria, Gambari, 16.vii.1969, 6 workers, B. Bolton;
IITA, nr Ibadan, 18.v.1981, 1 worker, secondary forest, No 2. A.
Cameroun, Nkoemvon, 24.iv.1980, D. Jackson; Mvini,
Ottotomo and Pan Pan, all by A. Dejean.
Gabon, La Makandé, Forët des Abeilles, S. Lewis.
Zaďre, Kikwit, Kinzambi, A. Dejean.
The photomontage is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0003107.
Location Gabon, Woleu-Ntem, 31.3 km 108° ESE Minvoul, 600 m,
2°04'48"N 12°24'24"E, 07.ii.1998, B L Fisher#1648; sifted litter, leaf
mold, rotten wood in rain forest
A further set of photographs of a paratype is on http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0102329.
The specimen is from Nigeria: nr. Ibadan IITA, no.7-24 for.; Collection
Information: Collection codes: ANTC4572; Date: 18 May 1981; Collected