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



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



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.]



  • 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)