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Camponotus vicinus

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Camponotus vicinus
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
C. vicinus
Binomial name
Camponotus vicinus
Mayr, 1870

Camponotus vicinus is a species of ant in the subfamily formicinae.[1][2][3][4] C. vicinus is widespread throughout western North America, from Alaska, south to Mexico, and east to Texas and Manitoba.[5] Unlike its wood nesting "carpenter ant" relatives, Camponotus vicinus is typically found nesting in the soil under stones and other objects.[5] The giant ants in the 1954 film Them! are identified as C. vicinus, despite multiple anatomical differences, including the presence of a sting, which is absent in Formicine ants.


  1. ^ "Camponotus vicinus Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2019-09-24.
  2. ^ "Camponotus vicinus". GBIF. Retrieved 2019-09-24.
  3. ^ "AntWeb". California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 2019-07-02.
  4. ^ a b "AntWiki".

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