Formica heteroptera

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Formica heteroptera
Temporal range: Bartonian, Middle Eocene Bournemouth, Dorset, U.K.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: F. heteroptera
Binomial name
Formica heteroptera
Cockerell, 1920



This taxon was described from Bournemouth, Dorset, U.K. (Bartonian, Middle Eocene).



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

  • heteroptera. †Formica heteroptera Cockerell, 1920: 278, pl. 16, fig. 11 (wing) GREAT BRITAIN (Eocene).



  • Cockerell, T. D. A. 1920. Fossil arthropods in the British Museum. - I. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 9(5): 273-279 (page 278, pl. 16, fig. 11 wing described)