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

Identification

Distribution

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

Castes

Nomenclature

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).

Description

References

  • 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)