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Camponotus variegatus is a large yellowish brown species most easily recognized by the posterior margins of gastral tergites which are marked by subtriangular, medium brown infuscations that contrast sharply with the anterior portions of the tergites. The species is likely part of a taxonomically unresolved complex native to Southeast Asia (Wilson & Taylor, 1967), where many of the infraspecific taxa were described from (Bolton et al., 2006). It has established introduced populations across all of  Hawaiis main islands, and some of the Northwest Hawaiian Islands. In Hawaii it is considered a  pest species, and is found nesting in and around houses (Forel, 1899; Reimer et al., 1990).

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