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Species: Amblyopone obscura   Smith, 1858 

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Amblyopone australis obscura

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Amblyopone obscura Smith, 1858a PDF: 109 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. Primary type information: Type-material: 1 syntype worker, 1 syntype queen. Type-locality: Australia: (no further data). Type-depository: BMNH. Type notes: Only the queen now present in BMNH. AntCat AntWiki HOL
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  Geographic regions: Not found on any curated Geolocale/Taxon lists.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum

2. Amblyopone obscuraHNS. B.M.

Female. Length 4 lines.-Black and shining: the antennae, mandibles, and face anteriorly ferruginous and punctate-striate, the vertex coarsely punctured; the face with a central channel which terminates at the anterior ocellus. Thorax oblong, rounded anteriorly and truncate posteriorly, the truncation transversely rugose; above coarsely punctured, the sides obliquely striated; the legs and sides more or less ferruginous; wings subhyaline, the nervures fuscous. Abdomen oblong, with scattered punctures; the apex acute and rufo-testaceous.

Worker. Closely resembles the female, but is less coarsely punctured on the vertex, and the truncation of the metathorax is not rugose.

Hab. Australia.

This species is rather larger than A. australisHNS, of a different colour, and more coarsely sculptured, but may very possibly be only a local variety of the Tasmanian species.

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