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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Embolemidae
Genus: Formila
de Romand, 1846
Type species
Formila chevrolatii

This genus has been transferred to the family Embolemidae.


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

  • FORMILA [Embolemidae]
    • Formila de Romand, 1846: xxxii. Type-species: Formila chevrolatii, by monotypy.
    • Formila excluded from Formicidae, transferred to Embolemidae: Muesebeck & Walkley, 1951: 1043.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 264, Formila excluded from Formicidae [Formila transferred to Embolemidae: Muesebeck & Walkley, 1951: 1043])
  • Romand, B. E. de. 1846. Notice sur un insecte nouveau. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (Bull.) (2)4:xxxii. (page xxxii, Formila as genus; Formila in Formicidae)