Examples from the Web for formica
At the end of a longer or shorter period the expedition discovers a scent, which it follows up to the nest of the Formica fusca.The Industries of Animals|Frdric Houssay
A vertical flat scale, observable on the footstalk of the genus Formica, &c.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)|William Kirby
The Jet Ant (Formica fuliginosa) excavates wood, hollowing out its labyrinth in the trunk of a tree with consummate skill.
The Wood Ant (Formica lignipeda) is another familiar species.
The Red Ant (Formica rufa) is singularly adroit in seizing the droplet left it by the plant-louse.
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).