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

Identification

Distribution

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

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

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

Description

References

  • 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)