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Nylanderia natalensis. 1. Worker with larva (mite on ventral surface of head); 2. Worker with naked pupae, unusual in Formicinae; 3. Teneral; 4. Drone; 5. Alate female. Welgemoed, Cape Town, South Africa. Photos © by Philip Herbst
Found most commonly in these habitats: 13 times found in grassland, 4 times found in Urban garden in grassland, 2 times found in Pondoland Coastal Plateau, 2 times found in tropical moist forest, 1 times found in Bushclumps in Sekhukhune Montane Grassland, 1 times found in coastal forest, Pondoland coastal plateau, 1 times found in Lydenburg Thornveld, 1 times found in Acacia Closed Woodland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld).
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times leaf litter, 1 times Under stone, 2 times sour grassland, 2 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times sour grassland margin.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 8 times Hand collected, 8 times Pitfall trap, 4 times Winkler, 2 times Winkler bag extraction leaf litter, 1 times 6L sifted litter, extracted in Winkler sack over 72 hours (most specimens extracted in first 24 hours), 1 times Winkler extr. leaf litter, 1 times 6L sifted litter, extracted in Winkler sack over 24 hours.
Elevations: collected from 40 - 1802 meters, 1386 meters average
Type specimens: Lectotype of Nylanderia natalensis: casent0910995