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L. vigilans worker from Gabon
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Loboponera
Bolton & Brown, 2002
Type species
Loboponera vigilans
9 species

Loboponera is an Afrotropical genus of ants in the subfamily Ponerinae with nine recognized species.[2] The genus is found in central and western Africa, from Ivory Coast to Rwanda. Little is known about their biology.[3]



  1. ^ Bolton, B. (2014). "Loboponera". AntCat. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Genus: Loboponera". antweb.org. AntWeb. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Schmidt, C. A; Shattuck, S. O. (2014). "The Higher Classification of the Ant Subfamily Ponerinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with a Review of Ponerine Ecology and Behavior". Zootaxa. 3817 (1): 1–242. PMID 24943802. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3817.1.1. 

External links[edit]

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