Known from only a limited number of collections, all from Papua New Guinea.
Shattuck (2005) - Minor. Enlarged hairs on pronotum present, white and covering the entire dorsal surface; pubescence on dorsum of head abundant and closely spaced.
This species is similar to Camponotus thadeus but differs in the colour of the erect body hairs and the abundant pubescence (the hairs are yellow and the pubescence sparse in thadeus) as well as in lacking the metapleural gland.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- mussolinii. Camponotus (Myrmophyma) mussolinii Donisthorpe, 1936e: 528 (w.) NEW GUINEA. See also: Shattuck, 2005: 11.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Shattuck (2005) - Minor. (n=4): CI 90–92, HL 1.86–1.94 mm, HW 1.68–1.77 mm, ML 2.80–2.95 mm, MTL 2.13–2.19 mm, SI 139–163, SL 2.40–2.47 mm.
Minor. Posterolateral surface of head essentially flat and with a weak angle running between the eye and the posterolateral corner; a slight concavity is present just below this ridge near the posterolateral corner. Antennal scape long, surpassing posterior margin of head by about one-half its length. Petiolar node low, forming a blunt, rounded angle dorsally and with a slight anterior tilt. White erect hairs abundant on pronotum (but not as dense as the enlarged hairs found in other species), those on the mesonotum, propodeum, petiolar node and gaster less abundant but still numerous; appressed pubescence abundant on entire body. Colour black with legs red-brown.
Shattuck (2005) - Two worker syntypes from Kokoda, Papua New Guinea (The Natural History Museum, examined).
- Donisthorpe, H. 1936f. Five new species of ant (Formicidae) from various localities. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(18): 524-530 PDF
- Shattuck, S.O. 2005. Review of the Camponotus aureopilus species-group (Hymenoptera, Formicidae), including a second Camponotus with a metapleural gland. Zootaxa. 903:1-20. PDF