Camponotus posteropilus, Shattuck, S. O., 2005

Shattuck, S. O., 2005, Review of the Camponotus aureopilus species-group (Hymenoptera, Formicidae), including a second Camponotus with a metapleural gland., Zootaxa 903, pp. 1-20: 13

publication ID

20438

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scientific name

Camponotus posteropilus
status

new species

Camponotus posteropilus  HNS  new species (Figs 16-18)

Diagnosis (minor worker). Dorsum of head finely reticulo-punctate 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 red-black.

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 11 paratypes in LACM, 3 paratypes in ANIC, 2 paratypes in BMNH, 2 paratypes 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.

LACM

USA, California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History

ANIC

Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Canberra City, CSIRO, Australian National Insect Collection

BMNH

United Kingdom, London, The Natural History Museum [formerly British Museum (Natural History)]

MCZC

USA, Massachusetts, Cambridge, Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology