Nylanderia sp. cf. terricola

School of Ants collection
Literature record

Nylanderia sp. cf. terricola


You may have noticed that this ant was given the odd name "Nylanderia sp. cf. terricola." We gave this specimen its strange name because we are not sure about its identity. "sp cf." in Latin is "species confer," meaning that it resembles Nylanderia terricola, but we aren't sure if it is N. terricola or not. It could be the species it resembles or it could be a different one. What a strange discovery!