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Worker. HW 1.2 - 4.1; HL 1.4 - 3.4; PW 1.0 - 2.5. Head same color as mesonotum (red to black); posterior mesonotum feebly convex immediately anterior of metanotal groove (more so in minors), node broadly rounded above; tibiae and scapes lacking erect setae, propodeum with> 10 erect setae, scattered on dorsum; (generally node is higher and narrower, integument shiny in ceriseipesHNS compared with prosseri.) Scapes relatively short in minors, SI <1.5. Major worker. Metanotum distinct, propodeal dorsum feebly convex, sometimes slightly stronger near metanotum; angle well rounded; node summit rounded, posterior surface feebly concave near summit; anterior clypeal margin broadly convex across entire width, scarcely projecting, with a weak carina; head, mesosoma, node and gaster with scattered long setae. Minor worker. Anterior propodeal region feebly concave, posterior region straight, angle distinct and widely rounded, PD / D nearly 2; node summit rounded; head, mesosoma, petiole and gaster with scattered long setae; anterior clypeal margin convex, carina distinct. (This species can be confused with prosseri; in larger minor workers of ceriseipesHNS scape is relatively short, but this difference is minimal in smaller workers.)
Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in Limestone mallee, 2 times found in coastal shrub, 2 times found in coastal shrubs, 2 times found in Mallee, 2 times found in Coastal dune, white sand, 1 times found in vegetated coastal sand dunes, 1 times found in Heath, 1 times found in Low scrub on dry ridge, 1 times found in mallee woodland, 1 times found in Banksia scrub, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times Nest in sand, 2 times Under rock, 1 times Under limestone rock, 1 times soil, 1 times Nest under stone, 1 times ground foragers, 1 times foraging on soil, 1 times forager under shrub, 1 times flight intercept trap with trough, 1 times beating vegetation.
Elevations: collected from 30 - 457 meters, 153 meters average
Collect Date Range: collected between 1936-11-30 and 2006-01-18