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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. Welgemoed, Cape Town, South Africa. Photos and collection by Philip Herbst
Found most commonly in these habitats: 10 times found in grassland, 4 times found in Urban garden in grassland, 2 times found in Pondoland Coastal Plateau, 1 times found in Acacia Closed Woodland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 1 times found in Bushclumps in Sekhukhune Montane Grassland, 1 times found in coastal forest, Pondoland coastal plateau, 1 times found in Lydenburg Thornveld.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times leaf litter, 2 times sour grassland, 1 times sour grassland margin.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 8 times Pitfall trap, 5 times Hand collected, 4 times Winkler, 2 times Winkler bag extraction leaf litter, 1 times Winkler extr. leaf litter.
Elevations: collected from 160 - 1677 meters, 1240 meters average
Type specimens: Lectotype of Nylanderia natalensis: casent0910995