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Species: Nylanderia natalensis   (Forel, 1915) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Prenolepis (Nylanderia) traegaordhi var. natalensis Forel, 1915c PDF: 348 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Combination in Paratrechina (Nylanderia): Emery, 1925d PDF: 218; in Nylanderia: LaPolla et al., 2010A PDF: 127.
Raised to species: LaPolla et al., 2011 PDF: 21.

Taxon Page Images:

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


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Mozambique, South Africa
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

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

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