Batman vppon Bartholome his booke De proprietatibus rerum, newly corrected, enlarged and amended: with such additions as are requisite, vnto euery seuerall booke: taken foorth of the most approued authors, the like heretofore not translated in English. Profitable for all estates, as well for the benefite of the mind as the bodie. 1582.
Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, 13th cent., Trevisa, John, d. 1402., Batman, Stephen, d. 1584.

De Formicaleone. cap. 54.

FOrmicaleon, that beast hath ye name of Formica, and of Leo, for as Isi∣dore sayth, libro. 12. It is a beast with the lykenesse of an Ant, and of a Lyon, and is a little beast, and enimy to Ants: for he cōmeth thée uishly into their place of purueiance, and eateth their corne, and so by wasting of theyr meate he is cause why the simple Antes dye néedes at last: and this Formicaleon is eaten of other beasts, as Antes bée, and may not defend himselfe by his owne strength, & is a ma∣ner kinde of Spider. Looke before de A∣ranea in littera A.