Conspecific is a term useds to describe individuals or populations of organisms that belong to the same species. For example, in a wasp's nest there will be many worker wasps and each individual worker can be described as a conspecific of the other workers since they all belong to the same species.
A nest of the European paper wasp Polistes dominulus. Each worker wasp is a conspecific of the other workers.
Photograph by Fabio Brambilla licensed under Creative Commons.
Related groups of terms
Related pages on this web site
Back to Glossary
If you have found this glossary useful please consider supporting the Amateur Entomologists' Society by becoming a member or making a donation.