Wheeler, W.M., 1927
Amblyopone clarki is locally abundant on the sandy coastal plain north and south of Perth, especially in tuart (Eucalyptus gomphocephala DC.) and Banksia woodlands. Nests of this species are often conspicuous because of the presence of a peculiar little turret of sand, about 5 cm high. The author has often found just one worker (a sentry?) within the apex of the turret. (Heterick 2009)
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- clarki. Amblyopone clarki Wheeler, W.M. 1927c: 24, fig. 7 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA.
- Syntype, 5 workers, 1 queen, Ludlow, Western Australia, Australia, Museum of Comparative Zoology.
- Syntype, 1 worker, Ludlow, Western Australia, Australia, Museum Victoria, Melbourne.
- Syntype, 2 workers, Ludlow, Western Australia, Australia.
- Heterick, B. E. 2009. A guide to the ants of South-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 76:1-206.
- Wheeler, W. M. 1927c. Ants of the genus Amblyopone Erichson. Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 62: 1-29 (page 24, fig. 7 worker, queen described)