Amblyopone Erichson

Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 25

publication ID


persistent identifier

treatment provided by


scientific name

Amblyopone Erichson


Genus Amblyopone Erichson   HNS  

Ants in the genus Amblyopone   HNS   have cryptic foraging habits and are specialist predators on geophilomorph centipedes and other arthropods living in soil or rotten wood. Two species are known from California: A. oregonensis (Wheeler)   HNS   is found in shaded, medium-elevation coniferous forests in northern California, while A. pallipes (Haldeman)   HNS   is widespread in chaparral and low elevation woodland.

Species identification: Ward (1988). Additional references: Brown (1960a), Creighton (1940b), Haskins (1928), Lattke (1991d), Lacau and Delabie (2002), Traniello (1978, 1982).