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1 April 2009 New Distribution Record for the Social Parasitic Ant Anergates atratulus () (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): An Iucn Red-Listed Species
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The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources red-lists a number of ant species. One species is Anergates atratulus (Schenck, 1852), a rarely collected social parasite introduced from Europe. The known distribution in North America is along the Atlantic seaboard. This note reports a huge range expansion in North America, to include Colorado. This finding is important because it provides useful information about the conservation and dispersal patterns of a rare, introduced, socially parasitic ant species.

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Shawn T. Dash and Leticia Sanchez "New Distribution Record for the Social Parasitic Ant Anergates atratulus () (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): An Iucn Red-Listed Species," Western North American Naturalist 69(1), 140-141, (1 April 2009). https://doi.org/10.3398/064.069.0109
Received: 26 September 2007; Accepted: 1 September 2008; Published: 1 April 2009
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