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Worker. Length 3 lines.-Shining ferruginous, or rufopiceous; sparingly pubescent. Head large, the vertex and front down to the insertion of the antennae, finely but rather distantly punctured; a deep central channel extends from the middle of the bead to its anterior margin; on each side the head is obliquely striated; the mandibles longitudinally striated. Thorax: the prothorax rounded in front, convex, subglobose, punctured on the sides, the disk impunctate; the metathorax oblong, the sides parallel, truncate posteriorly, rather obliquely so. Abdomen oblong, smooth and shining, with the apex pale rufo-testaceous.
The female has the head more strongly punctured, the mesothorax much larger, and the scutellum developed; the wings subhyaline, with the nervures testaceous; the prothorax, metathorax, and sides of the node of the peduncle strongly punctured.
Male. Length 2 1/2 lines.-Black, shining and pubescent: head and thorax strongly punctured; the head transverse, the eyes large and lateral; antenna; elongate, filiform; the antennae, tibiae and tarsi rufo-testaceous; wings as in the female.
Erichson only describes the worker of this species: the male and female are in the Museum Collection.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 45 times found in Rainforest, 7 times found in Wet sclerophyll, 2 times found in wet sclerophyll forest, 6 times found in Marri forest, 2 times found in wet schlero, 3 times found in eucalypt woodland, DaCt times found in Volcanic soil; Pickard Veg, GMF times found in Volcanic soil; Pickard Veg, 2 times found in Montane rainforest, Hf times found in Calcareous soil, Pickard Veg, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 19 times Ex rotting log, 12 times from dead Rimu tree, 6 times Under stone, 6 times Sieved Litter, 4 times nest ex rotton log, 2 times ex rotten log, 3 times nest in soil, under stone, 3 times Under log, 3 times Nest under stone, 3 times Nest in soil under log, 3 times Zoraptera stage, rotting log, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 8 times Berlesate, 6 times direct collection, 2 times Pitfall, 1 times mixed bait in soil probe, 1 times Pitfall 47, 1 times Litter extraction, 1 times Manual sampling.
Elevations: collected from 30 - 2300 meters, 828 meters average
Collect Date Range: collected between 1875-01-01 and 2015-08-08
Type specimens: syntype of Amblyopone australis fortis: casent0102519; syntype of Amblyopone laevidens: casent0903793; syntype of Amblyopone obscura: casent0902632; type of Amblyopone australis: focol0832, casent0104575; type of Amblyopone cephalotes var. maculata: focol0833, focol0834, casent0104578; type of Amblyopone ferruginea var. longidens: casent0104576