Formica lucida

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Formica lucida
Temporal range: Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene Baltic amber, Baltic Sea region
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: F. lucida
Binomial name
Formica lucida
Giebel, 1856



This taxon was described from Baltic amber, Baltic Sea region, Europe (Bartonian, Middle to Late Eocene).



The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • lucida. †Formica lucida Giebel, 1856: 163 (q.) BALTIC AMBER (Eocene). [Mayr, 1868c: 19, suggests that this taxon should be transferred to family BRACONIDAE.]



  • Giebel, C. G. 1856. Fauna der Vorwelt mit steter Berücksichtigung der lebenden Thiere. Monographisch dargestellt. Zweiter Band. Gliederthiere. Erste Abtheilung. Insecten und Spinnen. Leipzig: Brockhaus, xviii + 511 pp. (page 163, queen described)