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 U.S.A.




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

  • 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)