Formica eoptera

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Formica eoptera
Temporal range: Late Eocene Mossy Creek, near Wellborn, Texas, United States
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: F. eoptera
Binomial name
Formica eoptera
Cockerell, 1923



This taxon was described from Mossy Creek, near Wellborn, Texas, United States (Late Eocene).



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

  • eoptera. †Formica eoptera Cockerell, 1923b: 399, fig. 1 (wing) U.S.A. (Eocene).



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 194, catalogue)
  • Cockerell, T. D. A. 1923b. Fossil insects from the Eocene of Texas. Am. J. Sci. 5: 397-410 (page 399, fig. 1 wing described)