DISCOVERY OF THE MONTH
Discovery of Anergates atratulus by H. St. JK Donisthorpe and WC Crawley on July 23, 1912
Anergates is a monotypic genus of myrmicine ants consisting of the single species. It is a worker-less obligate parasite to Tetramorium caespitum, the "lawn ant" or "pavement ant", and is thought to have evolved as an aberrant form of the genus Tetramorium. It is distributed in Eurosiberia and eastern parts of North America.