Nothing is known about the biology of Loboponera nasica.
Bolton & Brown (2002) - A member of the vigilans species group. This is the most generalised species of the group, characterised mainly by its lack of the specialisations shown in the other four species.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- nasica. Pachycondyla (Bothroponera) nasica Santschi, 1920b: 6 (w.) GABON. Combination in Loboponera: Bolton & Brown, 2002: 7.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Bolton & Brown (2002) - TL 4.7–5.6, HL 0.91–0.99, HW 0.86–0.95, CI 95–96, SL 0.80–0.90, SI 93–95, AL 1.82–2.02 (3 measured). Characters of vigilans group and the following. Maximum diameter of eye 0.03–0.04. First gastral sternite without a tooth on each side of the anteroventral median process but with a median longitudinal carina. Propodeal declivity with an acute tooth near the base; above this the margin has an indistinct narrow irregular lamella that may peter out dorsally or may have a small dorsal tubercle or blunt tooth. Base of first gastral tergite without the bizarre modification of Loboponera basalis. All dorsal surfaces of head and body glossy, with longitudinal costulate-rugulose sculpture and scattered foveolate punctures. On the second gastral tergite coarse longitudinal costae predominate.
Bolton & Brown (2002) - Holotype worker, GABON: Samkita (F. Faure) (Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel).
- Bolton, B. and Brown, W. L., Jr.. 2002. Loboponera gen. n. and a review of the Afrotropical Plectroctena genus group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bulletin of the Natural History Museum London (Entomology). 71:1-18. (page 7, Combination in Loboponera)
- Santschi, F. 1920b. Formicides nouveaux du Gabon, du Congo, de la Rhodesia et du Natal. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 60: 6-17 (page 6, worker described)