Specimens from Aiyura were collected from a beech tree crevice while specimens from Awande were found in a rotten log in rainforest.
Shattuck (2005) - Minor. 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.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- posteropilus. Camponotus posteropilus Shattuck, 2005: 13, figs. 16-18 (w.) NEW GUINEA.
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Minor. (n=4): CI 91–97, HL 2.04–2.25 mm, HW 1.85–2.18 mm, ML 3.08–3.27 mm, MTL 2.20–2.35 mm, SI 110–132, SL 2.32–2.49 mm.
Minor. 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.
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 Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, 3 paratypes in Australian National Insect Collection, 2 paratypes in The Natural History Museum, 2 paratypes in Museum of Comparative Zoology).