Mrs. Formica came in a moment after with a slight air of amazement, which increased to astonishment when she saw her nephew.
They carry off the larv of Formica fusca and Formica cunicularia.
Formica sanguinea, on the other hand, possesses much fewer slaves, and in the early part of the summer extremely few.
A nymph of Parcoblatta virginica was found in a nest of Formica sp.
But the Formica sanguinea are companions to their helpers rather than masters, and even show them great consideration.
They always attack the nests of the Ashy-black (Formica fusca) and the Miners.
Altieri explains Formica as a crabbed fellow who acts the butt in a farce.
Formic acid is shed so sensibly by the wood Ant, Formica rufa, when an Ant-hill is stirred, that it can occasion an inflammation.
They were excavating mines to get at the nest of a larger species of ant of the genus Formica.
“I wish to see Mrs. Formica,” he said, brushing past her, and entering the dark parlor.
proprietary name (1922), originally manufactured by Formica Insulation Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. (founded 1913). According to the company, the material (originally marketed as an industrial insulator) was so called because it could be used for mica, i.e., in place of mica, a more expensive natural insulator. Primarily used in consumer goods since c.1945.
ant genus, 1865, from Latin formica "ant," dissimilated from PIE *morwi- "ant" (cf. Sanskrit vamrah "ant," Greek myrmex, Old Church Slavonic mraviji, Old Irish moirb, Old Norse maurr, Welsh myrion; and cf. pismire).