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- Camponotus posteropilus Shattuck, Steve, 2005, Zootaxa 903: 13-13.
Diagnosis (minor worker). Dorsum of head finely reticulopunctate and with a matte appearance; enlarged hairs absent from pronotum (but thin erect hairs present); entire dorsal surface of gaster covered with enlarged pale yellow hairs.
Description (minor worker). Posterolateral surface of head rounding gradually from the dorsal to lateral surfaces. Petiolar node forming a sharp angle dorsally. Individual erect hairs abundant on dorsum of mesosoma, petiole and gaster; enlarged yellow hairs present on dorsal surface of first three gastral tergites; pubescence thin and sparse across entire body. Colour black, legs and gaster dark redblack. Measurements. Minor worker (n= 4): CI 91–97, HL 2.04–2.25mm, HW 1.85– 2.18mm, ML 3.08–3.27mm, MTL 2.20–2.35mm, SI 110–132, SL 2.32–2.49mm.
Material Examined. Holotype worker and 18 worker paratypes from Mt. Kaindi, Wau District, Papua New Guinea, 28 May 1982, J. O. and P.J. Schmidt (holotype and 11paratypes in LACM, 3paratypes in ANIC, 2paratypes in BMNH, 2paratypes in MCZC). Additional material: Papua New Guinea: 6mi. W Aiyura, 5,300ft. (Emerson,A.) (ANIC, LACM); Eastern Highlands District: Awande (Wylie,F.R.) (ANIC).
Comments. The Aiyura specimens were collected from a beech tree crevice while the Awande specimens were in a rotten log in a rainforest.
- Shattuck, Steve; 2005: Review of the Camponotus aureopilus speciesgroup (Hymenoptera, Formicidae), including a second Camponotus with a metapleural gland, Zootaxa 903: 13-13. doi